On September 16th, police pursuit on a suspect who had stolen a vehicle ended up damaging another vehicle in a nearby parking lot. The incident happened around Glenoaks Boulevard and Roxford Street in Sylmar at 8:30 p.m. The driver of the stolen vehicle fled with another passenger from the authorities. It is unknown where the pursuit started. The driver crashed into the parked car, and they ran away on foot after leaving the passenger and the vehicle behind. The driver managed to escape for several blocks before police caught up with them. Shortly afterward, both the passenger and suspect were arrested by the officers.
Was Your Vehicle Damaged from A Police Pursuit?
It is quite common in the United States for property damages to occur while police are in pursuit. Research done on the topic has shown that in 1,000 cases of police pursuits, 213 cases of property damages were recorded. If restitution is not immediately offered by the law enforcement involved, you have the right to file a lawsuit against them. Usually, it will be directed to the city or county where the case occurs. If you’re not sure where to begin your lawsuit process, you can reach us for a free consultation about your case by calling (866) 698-2306.
Source: My News LA