Reckless and dangerous drivers truly have no place on the roads. They make it unsafe for anyone else to be present or to enjoy themselves.
Drivers tend to follow the rules, but it only takes one person to make a mistake that results in a serious crash or fatality. Take for example this case out of Spokane Valley. According to the news, a crash took place at around 2:20 a.m. on May 26 when a deputy tried and failed to stop a driver who was acting recklessly near the intersection of Park Road and 5th.
The driver, a 28-year-old man, continued to drive dangerously as the officer tried to pull him over. At that point, the driver allegedly fled, traveling the wrong way on Sprague and cutting through parking lots. Eventually, the officers called off the chase due to the danger to others.
Though spike stripes were used, the driver did not stop. He allegedly intentionally hit a deputy’s vehicle. He again hit another deputy’s patrol car when the deputy tried to stop him from leaving the scene.
A deputy was putting together another PIT maneuver when a motorcyclist wasn’t able to clear the intersection as emergency vehicles approached. The motorcyclist was hit, and the 28-year-old man’s vehicle hit another deputy’s car. This ended the chase. The motorcyclist was hospitalized with broken bones. The 28-year-old man and his passenger were arrested for the police chase, and the 28-year-old is facing vehicular assault, reckless driving and other charges as a result of the chase.
Accidents like these can happen no matter how carefully you drive. If you suffer broken bones and other serious injuries in a wreck that’s caused by a dangerous driver, find out what rights you may have to compensation for your losses.