A car fleeing a Prince George's police officer who was making a routine traffic stop caused a serious crash in Southeast Washington, D.C. that injured six persons, one critically. Three of the injured victims were children.
The car had been stopped by police at Southern Avenue and Pennsylvania Avenue just at the D.C. line when it took off, fleeing the officers. Three other vehicles were involved in the crash, including a Metro Bus.
A second accident occurred when a police officer responding to the crash scene made a U-turn and was struck by another driver. The officer was taken to the hospital for what appeared to be minor injuries. One critically injured person is in the hospital with life threatening injuries. The intersection where the crash occurred was closed for hours.
When serious accidents occur, victims rights lawyers can be helpful, if not instrumental, in helping victims obtain compensation for medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering, in additon to helping with rental cars and vehicle repairs. Please do not hesitate to call the lawyers at Clark and Steinhorn should you ever have questions about an accident; we offer free consultations. Or request a copy of our book, free from our website, to help understand your rights if you are ever injured in a serious truck or car crash.