A multi-vehicle crash that involves a police patrol vehicle was reported to occur on Monday, October 26th in Garden Grove. The crash happened around 3:00 p.m. between Haster Street and Chapman Avenue. An automobile vehicle ran over a red light and struck the patrol vehicle, which spun out of control due to the impact. The patrol vehicle then hit another vehicle traveling nearby that was occupied by three people – which included a 16-year-old and a toddler passenger. All of the vehicle’s occupants suffered from injuries of varying severity and were sent to the nearest hospital for further medical treatment. The police officer was also mildly injured from the crash but chose to forgo hospitalization. It is unknown whether the driver who caused the accident was also injured. Garden Grove Police Department is investigating the cause of the crash.
What Can You Do if Your Vehicle Was Struck by a Police Officer?
Research found that nearly half of police chases result in a crash-related injury. With this high injury rate, it is imperative that you know you can pursue a claim against law enforcement agencies if you suffered from injury or damages from a police chase. Filing a damage claim against a government agency is a bit more complex legally, and you should reach out to an attorney for advice before choosing to proceed any further. We can provide a free consultation on your case which you can get by calling (800) 310-1606, available 24/7.
Source: CBS Los Angeles