We can’t always predict what people are going to do. On roadways, we can anticipate what vehicles might do, but if a driver does not use a turn signal, does not stop, speeds or suddenly slams on the breaks, other motorists are not prepared for the actions. This also opens up the possibility that a crash will occur, as drivers are unable to evade the negligence of others. Much like motorists do not anticipate to be around a negligent driver, they do not expect to be amongst a vehicle evading law enforcement, weaving and colliding with other automobiles during the pursuit on the roadway.
This is what recently occurred in Seattle. According to reports, a two-car rollover crash occurred when police were attempting to stop a vehicle that was stolen. Reports indicate that the vehicle was evading law enforcement, causing them to hit multiple cars and eventually crash with one.
Police states that the two suspects in the fleeing vehicle crashed into another vehicle, causing both vehicles to roll over. The two suspects as well as two occupants from the other vehicle were injured in the crash. All four were transported to the hospital for medical treatment. The accident remains under investigation and it is not clear what charges are involved in the matter.
When motorists are reckless, they put the lives of others at risk. When a negligent driver causes a crash, he or she could be held accountable for the accident. An injured victim could file a personal injury action, helping them not only place liability on the party that caused the crash but also help with the collection of compensation for losses and damages.
Source: Patch.com, “4 Injured In Stolen Car Rollover Crash,” Chris Rhatigan, Feb. 23, 2018