Officer Injured while Chasing Suspects
Even when you know what you need to do to keep safe on the job and to take every precaution against getting into an accident, you can find yourself getting hurt. Other times, however, it is possible to keep yourself from serious injuries.
That’s exactly what happened to a deputy constable who got into a single vehicle accident while he was chasing suspects in west Houston last week.
The Harris County Precinct 5 Constable’s Office said in a statement that the chase began at approximately 1:00 a.m. on Thursday when deputy constables attempted to stop unknown suspects in a vehicle.
The suspects led police officers on a short chase during which a deputy lost control of his cruiser, jumped a curb and crashed it into a field. The cruiser was stuck in the muddy field that is located near Eldridge Parkway and Old Richmond Road.
While the suspects did get away, the officer was unhurt in the incident.
It’s very likely that the officer in this incident was wearing his seatbelt even during a high speed chase. It’s a well-known fact that seat belts can save lives. Many city and state governments, in an effort to keep people from being either seriously injured or tragically being killed in a car accident, have passed laws that make wearing a seatbelt mandatory.
If you or a loved one has been in an automobile accident or has been injured in any other kind of accident, having a good personal injury attorney on your side is important. Contact us today to find out how we can help you in your specific case.
Our team of attorneys can help to ensure that you and your loved ones are given compensation for your medical expenses as well as compensation for your pain and suffering.
When you call, we will go over your case with you and outline several courses of action you could take. Our offices can also act as your representative in order to handle any paperwork or other matters surrounding your accident.