A lawsuit has been filed against Charleston and Berkeley County Sheriff’s Offices, who were involved in a high0-speed chase involving both agencies and a runaway driver. This incident began with a routine traffic stop due to the driver’s failure to use a signal to make a turn and improperly change lanes on the evening of July 15th, 2020.
Deputies involved in this traffic-stop turned high-speed chase noted that the chase exceeded speeds of 100 miles per hour. It is also noted in the incident report surrounding this incident that the chase wound its way through Goose Creek and Charleston’s streets, putting vehicles, pedestrians, and bicyclists in danger.
This high-speed chase reportedly came to a stop following a collision between the runaway driver and another innocent driver. The runaway driver collided with the other vehicle at such a high rate of speed that it totaled the other driver’s vehicle, caused serious injury to the other driver, and caused him to incur medical costs exceeding $10,000.00.
Car wrecks like this can be a hot-button topic, as they involved criticism of the decision-making skills of the authorities involved. Some argue that the imminent threat of a driver who refuses to submit to a traffic stop is the greatest danger to the community at large. Others argue that the exposure of the public to a dangerous and potentially catastrophic high-speed chase is the greater danger. In either case, car wrecks resulting from a high-speed chase can be deadly, and it is imperative that individuals injured by way of these wrecks carefully consider their options regarding a personal injury claim.
Have you or someone you know been injured as a result of a high-speed chase? Call Armada Law today for your free legal consultation!