1 Detained after Mesa Accident on Loop 202 near Country Club Drive
MESA, AZ (January 22, 2021) – Wednesday afternoon, authorities arrested a suspect after a pursuit crash on Loop 202 near Country Club Drive.
The incident began when Apache Junction police officers attempted to pull over a vehicle with fake license plates. This happened near Meridian Drive and Apache Trail in Apache Junction.
Unfortunately, the suspect declined to stop and continued west. Thus, the Mesa Police Department helicopter and the DPS troopers began the pursuit.
Afterward, the driver crashed into a trooper’s vehicle on Dobson Road and Loop 202 Red Mountain. Then, the driver continued back on Loop 202 eastbound.
Eventually, the chase ended when the driver rammed a second time with a DPS trooper vehicle. This second crash happened on Loop 202 near Country Club Drive.
Then, responders arrested the suspect and took him to the hospital. The officers confirmed that he suffered non-life-threatening injuries. Also, a DPS trooper suffered minor injuries during the crash.
The Mesa Police detectives noticed that the suspect was an investigative lead in an armed robbery investigation. Thus, the Mesa police took over that part of the investigation. Meanwhile, the DPS will handle the crash investigation.
At this time, the identity of the suspect hasn’t been released. Moreover, the authorities haven’t clarified his charges.
Meanwhile, the freeway was unavailable for several hours. However, it reopened at about 4:00 p.m.
Auto Accidents in Arizona
Common events on the road can just as swiftly become safety hazards. Everyone must remain calm to properly handle the immediate aftermath of an automobile collision.
As a driver, it is your responsibility to be a proactive driver, rather than a reactive one. Driving defensively prepares you for emergencies. Moreover, if a police officer tried to stop you from driving, obey them. They’re doing all of these precautionary measures for your safety and the safety of other motorists as well.
Mark Sweet, a personal injury attorney at Sweet Lawyers, says that serious car accident cases may call for a separate investigation spearheaded by an experienced lawyer fighting on behalf of the injured party.
If you are involved in a dangerous accident, you can reach out to the experienced lawyers at Sweet Law Group. We have over 40 years of experience in the legal field, and we know what it takes to win your personal injury case. Let us fight for you, and achieve the justice and compensation that you and your family deserve. Thus, call our offices at (800) 674-7852 for a free, no-obligation consultation with a professional in your area.