Dickinson — Police Car Chase Ends in Rollover Crash on FM 1266
Posted on Sunday, March 24th, 2019 at 10:48 pm by Williams Hart
On Thursday, March 21, 2019, a police car chase that happened in Galveston County, Texas ended in a rollover crash, and it led to the arrest of two teenagers.
According to police reports, police officers were conducting surveillance on Isaac Brown, 17, and Cameron Tucker, 19, at around 1 p.m. because the police believed that the teenagers were connected with a recent drive-by shooting in La Marque. Authorities tried to pull over the vehicle that the two teenagers were in near the intersection of Interstate 45 and Holland Road, but instead of stopping over, Tucker, who was driving, started the chase. Eventually, Brown moved to the driver’s seat of the vehicle while Tucker got into the back.
The car chase continued until the suspects’ vehicle rolled over on FM 1266 in Dickinson. Authorities reported that the chase lasted 20 miles and that it reached the speeds of 115 mph. Additionally, the suspects attempted to ram police cars, and they were also posting to Snapchat during the duration of the chase.
Brown attempted to flee the vehicle after the crash, but he was found hiding in the bushes behind a Subway about a mile away. Tucker and a 17-year-old girl were taken to custody immediately after the crash, but the girl was released after she claimed that she was not involved in the accident.
It is great to hear that no one was critically injured in this accident. Sadly, there are countless other victims who are not as lucky. Vehicular accidents are a problem in this day and age, and yet, they still continue to happen on a regular basis. In a statistics provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), car accidents occur almost every minute of every day, and for every 16 minutes, someone dies from a car accident. This can be translated to be about 6 million car accidents every year and about 37,000 people dying from them.
In addition to this, a police chase is not uncommon in the United States. In fact, in 2012, about 68,000 vehicle pursuits were reported. It is also common for police chases to end in death or injury. The Bureau of Justice Statistics reported that from 1996 to 2015, an average of 355 people were killed every year in pursuit-related accidents. A third of the number consist of innocent bystanders, and a USA Today investigation has noted that chases kill black people — both as innocent bystanders and as the target of the pursuit — 3 times more than anybody else.
Police car chases that end in a crash are quite difficult to the victims and their respective families. Thankfully, there are lawyers who are experts in cases like this. That is why, if you are a victim of this kind of accident, or you know someone who is, or you lost a loved one because of this, then please never hesitate to ask for help from these lawyers. They will help you in protecting your rights and in getting you the justice that you deserve.
If someone you love was seriously hurt or killed in an accident, you may be unsure of where to turn. The attorneys of Williams Hart have experience helping people through the aftermath of catastrophic accidents, and we can help you too. Contact our law firm at (800) 220-9341 to speak with an experienced lawyer today.
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