West Valley City, UT (May 15, 2022) – West Valley City Police arrested a man on Friday, May 13th after he ran from police, rear-ended a bus, and struck a pedestrian on a sidewalk.
After allegedly stealing a car from an apartment complex in West Valley City, officers spotted the suspect driving erratically.
An officer witnessed the man rear-end a bus. When the officer attempted to pull him over, he fled.
Officials said that the suspect struck multiple other vehicles, but eventually slowed down and pulled into a parking lot off 2700 West.
As they were placing him under arrest, police learned that, in addition to the damaged vehicles, the man also struck a pedestrian when he drove up onto a sidewalk. Although injuries were confirmed, the victim’s condition is unknown.
The driver was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving, evading the police, and other potential charges.
The suspect’s identity has not been released.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
After an accident involving a drunk driver, you need to seek medical care immediately. Automobile collisions usually cause their victims to experience critical injuries. In addition, you can make your injuries worse by refusing medical attention. In this situation, the best thing you can do is to consent to an exam by the emergency medical services team even if you are not showing any obvious indications of physical injuries.
Some of the most common injuries the victims of Utah drunk driving accidents sustain include:
Just like any other personal injury case, victims are entitled to financial compensation from the responsible party. They will, however, have to prove that the driver’s neglect was responsible for their accident. If the victim is able to establish the negligent driver’s liability for the crash, they could be eligible to collect:
If you were hurt due to someone’s irresponsible driving, contact our personal injury attorneys in Utah at 801-350-3506 to schedule a free case review.
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