A driver fleeing police caused a head-on crash in the Webster-Posey Tube in Alameda early Tuesday morning, seriously injuring one person and blocking traffic for more than seven hours. According to Alameda police, the suspect was fleeing from a routine traffic stop when he entered the tube in the wrong direction, causing the head-on collision. The police have not released the name of the injured driver or of the suspect, who was apprehended fleeing from his car following the accident.
Local police departments have strict guidelines for their officers determining when and how to pursue fleeing suspects. These guidelines are in place to help insure that innocent bystanders like the driver injured in the Webster-Posey tube are not harmed as a result of a police chase. At this time, there is no evidence to suggest that the officers did not obey these guidelines. Regardless, a spate of injuries and deaths in recent months stemming from police chases underscores the need for all California police departments to strictly enforce their pursuit policies. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victim of this accident.
If you or anyone you know have been injured as a result of car accident or head-on collision, we may be able to help. You can visit us at The Dolan Law Firm for information and free legal advice regarding your potential case.