November 6, 2017: Shortly after police signaled a driver to pull over in I-40 for allegedly going a little too fast, the driver took off on to MacArther Blvd. While trying to evade police, the driver crashed into a different vehicle. According to News 9, the speeding driver was ejected from his vehicle during the collision and was transported to OU Medical Center in critical condition.
Can police chase cars?
The laws vary from state to state. Here in Oklahoma police can initiate a pursuit. In several states police can not unless suspects have committed a felony or a violent felony. For example, a nearby Kansas personal injury attorney we recently spoke to informed us that Kansas has new laws. As of May 2017, police can now pursue people for probable cause only.
What if I’m injured?
Police chase accidents vary drastically from chase to chase and there are many variables. After any injury, contact us for a free and confidential consultation. We will be happy to let you know what your legal options are and who we believe is negligent and responsible for those injuries.
If retained, our attorneys will hold responsible every party which may have contributed to your injuries, allowing you to recover the maximum amount of compensation available to you.