North Augusta, GA (October 4, 2018) – A very brief police pursuit ended in a crash Tuesday morning when police received a tip-off about a stolen SUV. The chase ended when the SUV ran into a pole and the suspects tried to flee on foot.
Police received a tip that a set of keys has been stolen from the WalMart on Knox Avenue and with them, the SUV they belonged to. North Augusta Public Safety officers gave chase which ended shortly thereafter when the stolen vehicle crashed into a pole in a nearby Aldi parking lot. The driver attempted to flee the scene but was quickly captured. A woman who had been a passenger in the stolen SUV was found on the ground with a head wound. Whether she was thrown out of the vehicle or attempted to jump is still unclear at this point. The third passenger was also captured and is being held for questioning.
All three suspects, whose names have not been released, sustained injuries and were taken to a local hospital for medical treatment. This crash is still under investigation.
Georgia Car Theft
Having your car stolen is awful in and of itself but having that theft result in an accident can present serious complications. There is the damage to someone else’s property to consider and, even worse, what if someone was injured with your vehicle? This situation is exactly the sort that you need an attorney for. Your attorney, together with the information collected by the police can help you prove that you are not the one who is liable for any damage to persons or property, provided you took standard safety measures to ensure the security of your car.. An attorney can also help you to get a fair settlement from your insurance company so that you are covered for any necessary repairs or replacements to your car.
The first three phone calls you need to make should your vehicle ever be stolen are to the police, your insurance carrier, and the Nye Law Group. You can speak with an experienced attorney who will go over the details of your particular case with you and figure out the best possible course of action.
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