A high-speed chase in Spokane ended in a car crash according to police. Washington State Patrol was attempting to pull a driver over for minor traffic violations. The driver kept driving, leading the trooper on a high-speed chase with speeds up to 115 mph. Eventually, the driver lost control of the vehicle. Witnesses say the car crashed into a tree, flew 15 feet in the air, and then landed upside down. Seemingly uninjured, the driver then fled on foot. Fortunately, no one else was involved in the car crash. The driver was, however, taken to a nearby hospital for evaluation before being booked into the Spokane County Jail with charges of attempting to elude police, driving under the influence, hit and run and operating a vehicle under a suspended license.
How to Avoid an Accident with Emergency Vehicles
Drivers of emergency vehicles are to exercise due care but are not required to obey all traffic laws when in a hurry to get to an accident. Here are some tips to avoid a car accident with an emergency vehicle.
When an emergency vehicle approaches from behind, pull over to the side as soon as it is safe to do so. Even when attempting to move out of the way of an emergency vehicle, it is still very important to look for any other oncoming traffic such as a pedestrian or bicyclist.
If an emergency vehicle approaches from the front, still slow down and pull over to the side. Sometimes police cars, ambulances, and fire trucks have to drive on the wrong side of the road to avoid traffic. By pulling over, you give the necessary space for emergency vehicles to proceed.
In the event, you find yourself following an emergency vehicle, leave 300 to 500 feet in front of you for the following distance. Never tailgate an emergency vehicle as it could be very dangerous.
When an emergency vehicle is stopped in your lane, move over and proceed with extreme caution. It is when an emergency responder is required to stay in the follow of traffic that is becomes the most dangerous for them.
Car Crash Lawyer in Spokane
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