4 Hurt in El Cajon Vehicle Incidents on Main Street
EL CAJON, CA (March 18, 2021) – Saturday night, four people sustained injuries in two separate crash on Main Street caused by a fleeing parolee.
According to Lt. Randy Soulard, at around 6:30 p.m., authorities pulled over a minivan for a traffic stop on East Main Street approaching North Second Street. Then, the driver of the minivan, who had two felony warrants, including a parole violation, pulled over. Then, the driver immediately throws the van in reverse, rammed the patrol vehicle, and fled even before the officer got out of the vehicle. The officer sustained no injuries.
Furthermore, officers started chasing the van and its 32-year-old driver that started traveling the wrong way. Then, it collided with two vehicles stopped at a red light at East Main and North Second Street. Both drivers of the stopped vehicles suffered no injuries.
Moreover, the police canceled the police chase. However, the van collided again with several vehicles after running a red light at West Main Street and North Marshall Avenue. Four people sustained injuries after the second crash.
Meanwhile, responders transported two people to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Also, the driver of the van fled the scene on foot after the second crash. Officers managed to apprehend the suspect in a nearby field. The suspect is facing assault with a deadly weapon on a police officer.
Due to the high chance of injury or death in an accident, extreme caution should be taken whenever you drive. Also, drive cautiously and always expect the unexpected.
What’s Next after a Crash
As common of an occurrence as they are, many people do not suspect what follows in the event of a crash.
When driving, scan the road 1/2 mile to a full mile ahead to check whether there’s a possible hazard. Our bodies weren’t designed to travel at 50mph. Also, we were designed for speeds of less than 10mph. Thus, you need to learn to consciously break that instinct and focus farther ahead
Mark Sweet, a personal injury attorney at Sweet Lawyers, says that serious car accident cases may call for a separate investigation. Furthermore, an experienced attorney can spearhead this investigation and fight on behalf of the injured party. A lawyer will make sure victims are not cheated of the proper compensation they are owed.
“We are driven by the desire to make our clients whole again,” says Steve Baric of Sweet Lawyers, an attorney practicing for over 40 years.
We encourage you to speak with us today if you have suffered injuries in a auto accident. At Sweet Lawyers, we understand the impact of accidents on victims, and the financial difficulties they have to go through. Our seasoned personal injury lawyers will provide you with the best legal representation and guide you every step of the way until we win your case. With over 44 years of experience in the legal field, we know how to tackle your suit from all angles. Thus, for more information, call us today at (800) 674 7852.