Nothing good ever comes out of a high-speed police chase. Nobody knows this better than the officers in Arkansas who have to take part in these chases. And, when the suspect is driving more than 100 mph, things can get very dangerous, very quickly. This is what happened this past weekend in Little Rock, Arkansas when a state trooper was injured in a chase.
An officer, whose name has not yet been released, was chasing a suspect who was speeding down Interstate-630. The officer noticed the suspect was driving more than 100 mph. He pursued the vehicle and managed to keep pace with him as they approached the Martin Luther King Drive exit.
As the officer was exiting the highway, he collided with another vehicle. The suspect continued to speed away. He was last seen near the State Capital building. The officer was seriously injured in the crash and was taken to the hospital in an ambulance.
There has been no update on the officer’s condition. However, they do expect him to survive his injuries. The suspect was thankfully caught shortly after the officer’s collision. He is in custody now by the Little Rock police. The name of the suspect has not yet been released for some reason.
The investigation is ongoing. We imagine the police and the third party who was involved in the crash may have a claim for damages. Sadly, the kind of person who would lead the police on a high-speed chase isn’t the kind of person who cares about being sued.
There should be an update later in the week regarding what charges are to be filed against the suspect. We hope to get an update on the officer’s condition as well.
If you’ve been injured in any sort of motor vehicle accident in Arkansas, call our office right away.