Police in Pursuit of Suspect Injured in Western Avenue Crash
Jefferson Park, CA (May 07, 2021) – On Thursday, a Los Angeles police officer in pursuit of a DUI suspect was injured in a crash on Western Avenue.
The accident happened at around 2 a.m. at the Jefferson Boulevard intersection.
Apparently, police were in pursuit of the suspect when an officer who was trying to get to the scene crashed with another car.
The other car was not involved with the pursuit.
Meanwhile, details about the officer’s injuries and what caused the crash were not immediately available.
Finally, police arrested the suspect they were initiallty chasing after it ended at Venice Boulevard and Union Avenue
Your best bet while driving around this time is to stay alert for sleepy drivers on the road. Take some caffeine to keep yourself alert or pull over someplace safe to rest your eyes or make a stop for the night.
There are other recommended activities that can keep you alert: Playing the radio at medium volume, periodically letting fresh air in through the window, and talking out loud or singing to yourself.
Prevention Is Always Better Than Cure
While driving is essential for many in order to move about in their lives, it is one of the most dangerous activities performed daily. That is because auto accidents are a major public health threat. Traffic accidents are a leading cause of death for individuals ages 5-64.
Thus it is indeed crucial that everyone drives defensively in order to avoid traffic accidents as much as possible.
Here are some of the things that we can do to practice defensive driving:
Always drive at a controllable speed.
It is also important not to assume you know the other driver’s intention.
Be prepared to positively react to other drivers.
This one, we should never neglect. Yield at intersections, even if you have right of way.
Most importantly, stay focused on the road. Remove all distractions such as mobile phone use, unstrapped toddlers, etc.
Call our attorneys at Sweet Lawyers if you were injured in an accident. Our hotline is (800) 674 7852. You may also check our website and chat with our live agents.