When Kansas City, Kansas police tried to stop the car, the driver took off, leading police on a chase through Kansas City, Kansas and ending in Kansas City, Missouri. KCK Police were given special permission to pursue the vehicle across the state line because of the severity of the charges.
The story is fairly typical in this case - the pursued car caused an accident at 20th and Pennsylvania, then continued on until it crashed at 34th Street and Harrison. Fortunately, both the driver and passenger are both in police custody. The driver, however, was injured in the crash and was taken to an area hospital for treatment.
At Roswold Law Group we often debate whether or not authorities should pursue vehicles through our Kansas City metro area. HIgh speeds, hazardous driving and the fear of being caught by police often make for a dangerous combination in these types of pursuits. On the other hand, letting a dangerous criminal go, may end up putting the general pubic in further jeopardy.
Our experienced Kansas City Auto Accident and Injury Attorneys know the police have difficult decisions to make and most of the time those decisions have to be made in an instant. In this case, it appears the only injury was to the driver that led police on the chase. Often times, however, there are innocent bystanders that are injured.
If you see a police chase in progress, your best bet is to pull over and get out of the way. Be alert, it may just save your life!
If you or someone you love has suffered a serious injury in a automobile accident in Kansas or Missouri, you may be entitled to compensation for your losses, including medical bills, lost wages and even legal fees. Contact the Kansas City Personal Injury Lawyers of Roswold Law Group.
With over 15 years of experience in Auto Injury Accident cases, we may be able to help you determine the best way to proceed with your claim. Call today to set up your free consultation.