Police chases are dangerous, but sometimes they are necessary to apprehend dangerous suspects. A recent delivery truck theft caused police to chase a suspect from the French Quarter to Metairie. ABC 17 reports.
A driver from New Orleans Fish House made a stop at a hotel to make a delivery on Iberville Street. A woman jumped behind the wheel and stole the truck during the delivery. Police started to chase the vehicle.
The chase ended in Metairie when the truck crashed. There have been reports that shots were fired during the chase and that the thief fought with police before she was arrested. An ambulance arrived and checked everyone for injuries before the accident was cleaned up.
Had a bystander crashed as well in the incident, things would be even worse for the suspect. Police chases usually go at high speeds and involve risky driving to stop a suspect before they can get away. This puts the public at risk for accidents. Sometimes it’s even the police’s fault for the crash.
If you are tangled up in a police chase and you were a bystander, you should speak with a personal injury attorney to help you with the insurance claims process.
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