Police are charged with keeping city streets safe for all. When people break the law and try to evade capture, police must resort to pursuing the suspect, which can involve high-speed car chases. Over the years, a number of accidents have occurred due to police conducting high-speed chases, claiming the lives of innocent motorists who otherwise had no involvement in the matter. A recent fatal collision in Cincinnati now has the victim’s family wondering whether a police chase precipitated the deadly crash.
Details regarding accident and potential police involvement
Around 10 a.m. on the morning of Friday, March 4, a car driven by a 31-year-old was reportedly speeding and blew through at least two red lights before colliding with another vehicle on Colerain Avenue. The car that was hit was driven by a 25-year-old man, and he had a 25-year-old passenger in the car with him. The driver was killed upon impact, and his passenger was transported to a local medical center for treatment.
The 31-year-old fled the scene but was later apprehended. He now faces charges of aggravated vehicular homicide and is currently incarcerated. However, the family of the deceased driver want to know if the 31-year-old was being pursued by police prior to the crash. The Colerain Police Department is apparently not supposed to chase drivers, and the city of Cincinnati has recently enacted similar legislation. High-speed police chases have been blamed for several deaths of innocent motorists in the area.
Family wants answers and justice
The surviving family of the deceased driver simply want the Colerain Police to release any reports, video or other evidence to clear up whether or not the crash was precipitated by a police chase. The answers to those questions will likely have a considerable influence or their strategy to obtain compensation regarding the crash through a wrongful death claim. In order to fully understand their options and to increase their chances of obtaining the most successful outcome possible, affected parties should consult with an experienced personal injury attorney in Ohio for assistance.