Police Chase Resulting in Death of a Mom
Our client was a mother of five, on her way home with one of her daughters in the car. Unbeknownst to our client, police officers were chasing a man for running a stop sign. The pursuit reached excessive speeds over an extended period of time in violation of safety standards and police general orders. Despite knowing who was driving the fleeing vehicle and the pursuit being unreasonably dangers and against general orders, the police continued to pursue the person who ran the stop sign. After a mile-long pursuit, at excessive speeds, the pursued vehicle crashed into the driver’s side door of our client. Our client died instantly. The fleeing suspect was also tried criminally and sentenced to a period of incarceration. The police and the driver of the fleeing vehicle were both found negligent and responsible for the death of our client. The settlement funds have allowed her two oldest children to remain close to the minor children and helped pay for each of the children’s future school endeavors. The school her children attended set up a plaque and honor in their mother’s name.