On September 12th, 2020, a car driver who was running away from the police, crashed into a street sign and injured a 16-year-old boy. The driver was escaping a DUI checkpoint in Southwest Bakersfield, around Brimhall and Renfro roads. Even though Bakersfield Police Department officials were following the fleeing driver, they have not been able to apprehend the suspect. The driver managed to escape on foot after crashing their car to a street sign. The DUI checkpoint held by Bakersfield police managed to arrest several individuals who were drinking under-the-influence. They also arrested several others who were driving with suspended licenses and caught an individual with multiple felony warrants.
What Can You Do If You Were Injured in a Police Chase?
A research study found that more than 50% of people who died while police are pursuing suspects in vehicles are innocent bystanders. Thus, if you were injured as a result of police negligence during their pursuit to apprehend a suspect, you absolutely have the right to file a claim against them. If you’re having certain reservations about choosing this line of action, you can consult your case with us first. We provide free consultation available 24/7, which you can claim by calling (866) 698-2306.
Source: Bakersfield Now