According to news sources, a teenager crashed a vehicle into a telephone pole Sunday morning after allegedly failing to stop when authorities attempted a traffic stop in Strathmore.
The incident took place when the 17-year-old teenager failed to pull over in a traffic stop on Avenue 208, the California Highway Patrol said. The driver then reportedly sped off on the roadway, reaching speeds of about 90 mph at times during the chase. The 2005 Chevrolet being driven by the teenager then exited the roadway before crashing into a telephone pole when the driver made an unsafe turn. The incident caused the teenager to lose control of the vehicle.
He sustained minor injuries in the accident and was arrested on suspicion of failing to yield as well as driving without a license.
There were no other injuries or collisions reported.
As a car accident attorney Long Beach, I am familiar with the life threatening risks that these dangerous car chases pose to pedestrians and motorists on the streets. If you or someone you care about has been struck by a car and believe the conditions that caused it were the fault of another party, I encourage you to contact a personal injury lawyer to help you proceed legally.