A police pursuit in the area of North Hollywood ended when the suspect’s vehicle crashed on Friday, October 20th. Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) was the authorities responsible for the pursuit. The incident happened around Elmer Avenue and Vanowen Street, at around 6:30 p.m. It is unknown why the suspect was being pursued. The LAPD officers crashed their patrol vehicle to the back of the suspect’s vehicle, causing the pursuit to halt. The suspect tried to escape after leaving the vehicle but was apprehended shortly after. It is unknown whether any civilians were harmed during the police pursuit.
Can You File A Claim for Police Officers’ Negligence During Police Chase?
Police chase across the United States has been known to prove fatal not only to the suspect but also to innocent civilians. With that in mind, if you were a victim in a police pursuit, you are allowed to choose to file a claim for their negligent actions. However, since law enforcement officers tend to have immunity when exercising their duties, you need to file the claim against their employer, which can be either the local, state, or federal government. There are certain things you need to prepare if you wish to pursue this legal avenue. Call us for a free consultation on your case by dialing (800) 310-1606.