In the city of Springfield, Missouri, a pickup truck crashed into a power pole after being chased by police. The Greene County Sheriff's Office has not released why the two in the pickup truck were being chased. The police were called to a possible burglary at the 5200 block of North Farm Road 151 on the morning of March 7. Police spotted a vehicle meeting a description and began a chase. The vehicle only stopped after losing control and hitting a power pole. A large power outage was a result of the crash. The two suspects have been taken into custody. While this crash ended in an electric outage, police chases can be deadly.
High-speed police chases can claim the lives of innocent victims. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that more than 5,000 innocent people have been killed by high-speed police chases from 1979-2013. These chases cause extremely hazardous situations for other drivers and pedestrians. High-speed police chases are just one of the many circumstances that cause fatal car accidents or life-threatening injuries. Many victims can feel powerless to seek retribution and compensation when in a car accident and should consult an experienced attorney.
If you or a loved one has been in an accident, contact Meyerkord & Kurth as soon as possible. The reckless drivers must be held responsible for their actions. We have more than 95 years of combined experience and our attorneys have a proven track record of success in recovering compensation for our clients. We can investigate the accident to find evidence to prove that the driver is at fault and will negotiate on your behalf with the insurance company over the value of your claim, even going to court if necessary to recover the amount you deserve. Contact us to let us put our skill and experience to work for you!