If the police attempt to pull a motorist over who refuses to stop, a police chase could result. While the police often stop these chases before they enter populated areas, it’s impossible to know exactly what the driver will do, even when they’re in relatively open areas.
Take, for example, this case that occurred on Feb. 2. The South Roxana police were attempting to stop a Mercury Mountaineer at approximately 3 p.m. The vehicle was being driven by a 31-year-old woman who had several felony warrants out for her arrest.
She did not stop, which started a police chase on Illinois 3. Just 1.5 miles south of New Poag Road, the woman suddenly crossed the center median, entered oncoming traffic and collided head-on with a Toyota Corolla being driven by a 23-year-old man.
Two people were ejected from the Mountaineer and had to be life-flighted to the hospital with serious injuries. The 23-year-old man was taken to the hospital for minor injuries, it was reported. The police are continuing to investigate this case and will likely make an arrest.
Crashes like this are a little uncommon, but it’s not unusual to see a driver who is distracted cross the center line. If you are impacted by a driver who was not paying attention or who crosses into your lane of traffic, it’s important that you stand up for yourself and your right to compensation. If your life is put in danger, the least the at-fault party can do is help cover the costs of your medical care and lost wages.