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Accident occurs while officer is on pursuit

Multiple people were taken to the hospital after a head-on accident that took place in Georgia on April 4. A state trooper was attempting to pull a driver over for going 75 mph in a 45 mph zone. However, the driver reportedly did not stop for the officer, which led to a pursuit and the collision with a third vehicle that took place on Talmadge Road.

According to authorities, the officer and two people in the third vehicle sustained serious injuries, but those injuries were not said to be life-threatening. The driver who failed to stop for the officer is facing multiple charges. Those charges include hit and run, fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer and speeding. He is also facing reckless driving, causing serious injury by vehicle and failing to report an accident that caused damage.

Authorities said that there was a child in the man's car at the time of the pursuit. The child was found along with the man walking on Highway 84 after the accident occurred. Police would not share any details as to how the charges could impact the man's ability to retain custody of that child. According to authorities, an investigation into the crash could take some time to complete.

When car accidents are caused by negligent drivers, victims may be entitled to financial damages. Damages may help to recoup lost wages or lost future earnings. It may also be possible to recover any money spent on medical expenses or obtain compensation to help pay for future costs. An attorney may use a variety of evidence, such as a police report or statements made by a driver, to show that negligence occurred.

Source: FOX 28, "Trooper pursuing suspect hits car head-on", Marah Brock, 04/05/2019

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