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Fleeing Driver Hits Police Cruiser in Newport News, VA

A high-speed chase that began on I-64 in James City County, Virginia (VA), early in the afternoon of August 28, 2012, ended in a multivehicle accident on Jefferson Avenue in Newport News. The fleeing driver was at the wheel of a pickup truck and was wanted on multiple felony warrants throughout the eastern part of the state.

He was apprehended after running into a police cruiser and Mercedes near Fort Eustis Boulevard. Both he and the person driving the car sustained serious injuries and were transported to hospitals for treatment. The trooper in the cruiser did not report being hurt.


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The Virginia Personal Injury Attorneys' Perspective

Police always face dangers when confronting and pursuing suspects. In fact, it is a rare week when we do not learn of a traffic accident involving a law enforcement official.

When suspects go on the run behind the wheel, though, everyone on the road becomes a potential victim. This became an unwelcome reality in Newport News. Regardless of how the at-fault pickup driver's criminal charges are resolved, the person he injured at the conclusion of the high-speed chase he created has strong grounds for filing claims for compensation.


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Richard N. Shapiro
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Personal Injury & Wrongful Death Lawyer Serving Va Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake & all of Virginia
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