When you or a loved one is involved in a serious auto accident, your first thought might not be suing the person responsible. There are times, however, when their actions can be reasonably assumed to be the direct cause of the accident. Such may be the case in a lawsuit filed against the Atlanta Police for their part in an accident that killed a grandmother and two children, as the Atlanta Journal and Constitution reports.
It has been nearly 19 months since the fatal crash that killed a 75-year-old woman and her two grandchildren. The family of the deceased victims have now added the Atlanta Police Department to a lawsuit. They allege that the officers involved in a car chase leading up to the crash violated policy.
In recently released dash cam footage, it is revealed that Atlanta Police Officers pursuing the suspect, who has yet to be caught, allowed him to back up instead of boxing him in.
Dorothy Wright’s loved ones claim that boxing the suspect in would have prevented the fatal crash that occurred on January 31, 2016.
The Atlanta Police Department has been added to a lawsuit filed against College Park police that was filed in August of 2016.
When blocked by Atlanta Police Officers, the suspect turns and travels in a different direction.
The chase continued until the suspect crashed into Wright’s Buick. Wright and 12-year-old Cameron Costner died at the scene. 6-year-old Layla Partridge was ejected from the vehicle and was obscured by brush. She was found 12 hours later.
A sketch of the suspect was released, but he has not been found.
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