When it comes to a police chase, the liability in a crash might not be all that clear. In some cases, the at-fault driver would be the person being pursued in the chase. At other times, the police engaging in the chase have been found partially responsible. In all cases, it is good that a person involved in such a crash obtain a lawyer to determine where fault lies. The Atlanta Journal and Constitution reports on a police chase that ended in a crash that injured a deputy and multiple other people.
The chase started on January 30th when a driver failed to stop at a traffic stop on Ga. 113. A Bremen police investigator spotted 29-year-old John Adam Brown driving erratically and alerted authorities in Haralson County.
During the chase, speeds reached 75 mph, and Brown crashed into a patrol car. Brown also attempted to ram a second patrol vehicle.
Brown later swerved intentionally into oncoming traffic and slammed into another vehicle head-on. Just moments later another patrol vehicle was struck before an officer was able to strike Brown’s vehicle. The vehicle was forced off of the road and into a residence.
Brown was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital in order to be treated for his injuries. A woman in the passenger seat of his car was seriously injured and taken to Atlanta Medical Center.
Deputy Buford Scott Young was taken to Tanner Carrollton Hospital where he was later released.
The person that was hit head on was taken to Floyd Medical Center in Rome.
Brown was charged with aggravated assault with a motor vehicle, DUI drugs, and eluding police. He already has multiple warrants for probation violations from Douglas and Carroll counties.
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