Fresno, CA (March 10, 2023) – A woman was hospitalized as a result of a crash that resulted in people being arrested in the Fresno area early Thursday morning.
At about 6:00 a.m. on March 9, the California Highway Patrol troopers were called to the scene of an automobile accident on Highway 180.
Preliminary reports provided by authorities show that a group of suspects attempted to rob a Northwest Fresno Chevron during the early morning hours on Thursday. The police located them in Alexis and began to pursue them. After a short distance, the police called off the chase.
As the vehicle fled down Highway 180 in the area of North Cornelia Avenue, it collided with the second vehicle.
A person in the second vehicle, identified as an adult female, was severely hurt. She was rushed to Community Regional Medical Center for emergency care.
Two teenagers were then taken into police custody after the accident.
At this time, the California Highway Patrol is investigating.
Car Accidents in California
In 2017, the Los Angeles Times published a report surrounding data analysis of police chases initiated by the Los Angeles Police Department between 2006 and 2014. These reports found that nearly 1 out of every ten car chases by the LAPD resulted in injuries to civilians.
A grand jury later determined that both the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and the Los Angeles Police Department need to improve the training that they provide for their patrol officers who engage in active pursuits. Unfortunately, even after the study was published, we continue to see innocent people harmed as a result of vehicles fleeing from the police.
These accidents are often devastating for a variety of reasons. One of the most disheartening facts about these accidents is that they are incredibly preventable. Suspects fleeing the police due to engaging in actions that could be considered criminal take the lives of everyone else at risk.
Unfortunately, these accidents often take place at high speeds, which increases the severity of injuries that victims who are involved suffer. Being involved in a speeding crash can result in significant spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, and other injuries that could be considered life-threatening or life-altering.
When victims are injured as a result of motor vehicle accidents, it is crucial that they are able to protect their legal rights. Filing a personal injury claim against the responsible party can help to provide victims with the financial relief that they need during this very difficult time.
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