Florida woman dies in car crash following police chase
A car chase in Florida came to a dramatic end recently. A woman on the run from police caused a horrendous car accident after she ran a red light at an intersection, smashing into three other vehicles.
The 29-year-old woman, who had violated her probation in relation to drug charges, was killed in the accident. There was an active warrant out for her arrest and the police initially pursued her with lights and sirens blaring. As traffic increased, the police slowed down and turned off their emergency equipment and decided to approach her later at her home. But the woman was still driving recklessly and made a U-turn before running through the red light.
What made this case more terrifying was that her fiancé’s sister was a passenger in the car and her 9-month-old nephew was also in the car with her at the time. Her fiancé was on the phone with his sister, the passenger, at the time of the car accident, and was trying desperately to get the driver to stop. Sadly, the passenger and the driver’s nephew were injured in the crash, as well as motorists in a pickup truck and an SUV that were hit when the car barreled through the intersection.
The driver of the SUV had to be cut out of the vehicle and was hospitalized with injuries that were fortunately not life-threatening. The woman’s two passengers, her fiancé’s sister and baby nephew, also had non-life-threatening injuries.
The driver who was the cause of the crash was the only fatality in this case, but those affected may have a right to compensation for their pain and suffering. It can be a good idea to speak with an attorney if you or a loved is a victim in a car accident.
Source: News4Jax.com, "Woman fleeing from traffic stop crashes, dies," May 1, 2014