19-Year-Old Lashawn Winter Harvell Arrested in Interstate 5 Crash Injuring Juvenile
Tehama County, CA (April 16, 2021) – On April 3, a juvenile passenger was injured while police arrested 19-year-old Lashawn Winter Harvell of Stockton in a DUI crash on Interstate 5.
The incident took place at around 10:30 p.m. north of Red Bluff.
An officer tried to make a traffic violation stop on a grey Infiniti traveling south on the freeway.
However, the vehicle did not stop but accelerated in an apparent effort to flee from law enforcement.
The chase continued south with Tehama County sheriff’s deputies joining the pursuit near Gyle Road.
Moreover, the vehicle continued to flee at speeds reaching more than 120 mph.
The Infiniti attempted to pass another vehicle near Orland. Unfortunately, it rear-ended a 2004 Ford Explorer and went out of control.
As a result, the Infiniti went across the middle divider and to the northbound lanes of the freeway. The vehicle then went through a fence and struck a tree.
Harvell was able to get out of his vehicle and attempted to run away before the vehicle burst into flames. Luckily, authorities were able to catch her and took her into custody.
Once medically cleared, officers arrested and booked Harvell into the Tehama County Jail on $50,000 bail and suspicion of felony evading a peace officer with wanton disregard for safety and driving under the influence of any drug.
Authorities said a juvenile passenger in the Explorer was injured in the crash. They were transported to an area hospital for treatment.
Driving can be very dangerous if you are not driving in a safe and legal manner. This is especially true if you are driving under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance. It is important to always abide by all driving laws and to do your part to prevent DUI accidents as the consequences can be devastating for you and for others.
Dealing With Crash Injuries
Furthermore, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said that two out of three motorists will be a part of an injury accident during their life. Thus, knowing what to do in case you find yourself involved in a traffic collision is really a must.
As a matter of fact, roadways, while scrupulously created and mapped for efficient travel, are one of the most dangerous settings.
The most valuable step you can take in response to a DUI crash is hiring a personal injury attorney. Personal injury attorneys prioritize your recovery while securing your future from further losses a severe accident can bring.
Thus, “hiring the right firm, who has the resources to spend, can make all the difference between getting justice for a client,” says Mark Sweet, a personal injury attorney at Sweet Lawyers.
Certainly, the most valuable step you can take in response to a crash is to hire a personal injury attorney.
Indeed, you do not have to face the aftermath alone if you or someone you love suffered from a personal injury. Call Sweet Lawyers at (800) 674 7852 for a free consultation today. Similarly, you can reach us at any time through a text or an e-mail. Truly, our passionate team would always be glad to assist you with your legal concerns.