Newport News Car Crash Injury Lawyer Report : Woman Injured in Police Chase in Newport News Questions High Speed Tactics
A woman who was injured in a high speed pursuit in Newport News as police picked up a fugitive has questioned the use of such tactics by police.
The Daily Press reported on how Sharon Hrichak, 58, was injured when she was hit by a truck that was being pursued by police on August 28, 2012 at Fort Eustis Boulevard and Jefferson Avenue.
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Our Newport News car accident injury attorneys reported on how the suspect crashed his car into that of another driver, last month. He had been pursued from James City County by Virginia State Police and officers from other jurisdictions.
The Daily Press article reveals the full extent of the injuries suffered by this unfortunate victim who was in the wrong place at the wrong time.
“An ambulance transported Hrichak to Riverside Regional Medical Center. She said she suffered two pelvic fractures, which keeps her from walking and will take nine months to completely heal. A few days after the accident, doctors at Langley Air Force Base Hospital found a blockage of an artery in her lung,” the Daily Press reported.
She suffered these injuries shortly after recovering from breast cancer. She said she wishes police could have instead set up a road block with unmanned police cars, instead, according to the Daily Press.
As an experienced Newport News car wreck injury attorney I see too many accidents that could easily be avoided. There’s certainly a valid case for police to look again at the wisdom of high speed police pursuits.
About 360 people are killed every year in police chases, USA Today reports. About a third of these victims are innocent bystanders.
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