Despite all evidence pointing to the fact that a person will eventually be caught, people still attempt to flee from police. In the state of Georgia, if you are attempting to flee from police and you drive in a reckless manner that causes the injury of another, you could be charged with a felony. Above the jail time and the blemish on your record, you could also be found to have civil liability in the incident, meaning that you could owe other victims for the damage to their property, any injuries they might have incurred, and for things like pain and suffering and lost wages. Fox 5 Atlanta reports on a police chase that ended in a crash, possibly injuring one person.
The chase began at about 1 p.m. on Friday. Officers located a vehicle that had been reported stolen on Allison Court in Atlanta. An unmarked GSP vehicle followed the allegedly stolen vehicle until marked GSP vehicles were able to attempt to stop the car. The car took off, leading GSP on a chase.
Eventually, according to the troopers, the car struck another vehicle on Stone Road in East Point. Three people emerged from the car and ran from officers.
Two of the passengers, both female, were caught. The driver of the vehicle is still at large.
Along with the crash, troopers are investigating possibly related injuries to a pedestrian. The pedestrian had leg injuries which the police are unsure how it is related to the pursuit.
People who were in the vehicle that the stolen car crashed into were taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.
The passengers are facing charges which are pending.
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