Missouri City — Man Dies After Police Car Chase Ends in Crash on FM 1092
Posted on Sunday, February 9th, 2020 at 10:29 pm by Williams Hart
At around 10:40 p.m. on Saturday, February 1, 2020, a man was killed in a police car chase-related accident that occurred in Missouri City, Texas.
According to initial reports, a police officer observed a stolen silver Chevrolet Malibu that was traveling on Stella Link Road and 610 South Loop. When the officer attempted a traffic stop on the vehicle, the driver sped away from the officer. Two male passengers, both 16 years of age, exited the vehicle at the 10000 block of Bassoon Drive and fled on foot. They were later located and arrested.
The 20-year-old suspect driver continued to evade officers and threw a gun out of the vehicle on Willowbend Boulevard and Main Street. The gun was recovered.
The suspect traveled southbound on FM 1092 until his stolen vehicle crashed into a light pole at the intersection with Texas State Highway 6 in Missouri City. Officers and paramedics attempted life-saving efforts at the scene, but the driver was pronounced dead at Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital.
The crash still remains under investigation.
It is unfortunate to hear of the death of the unidentified man. Alas, there are countless other victims who suffered the same fate. Vehicular accidents are a problem in this day and age, and yet, they still continue to happen on a regular basis. In statistics provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), car accidents occur almost every minute of every day, and 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 was killed every year in pursuit-related accidents. A third of the number consists 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 for 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 (713) 352-7071 to speak with an experienced lawyer today.
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