Volunteer Killed by Car Being Chased by Police

Volunteer Killed by Car Being Chased by Police

Verdict: Not Guilty

Date: January 2011

County: Cook

PLTF Medical: Dr. Michael Slater (Emergency Medicine) and Dr. Alan Hecht (Radiologist)

PLTF Experts: Geoffrey P. Alpert, Ph.D. (Police Procedure

Summary: Plaintiff church volunteer was killed instantly when her car was struck by a man as he was fleeing the police at speeds exceeding 90 miles per hour. Her back seat passenger suffered a broken nose, multiple fractures to his right arm/elbow with partial degloving and permanent scarring. Police insisted that they were not near the man’s car and had discontinued their attempt to apprehend him due to the excessive speeds he was driving. There was a video surveillance tape from a nearby store that showed the crash and the police arrival 57 seconds later.

Category: Arm Injuries, Car Accidents, Wrongful Death

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