A car accident in Shropshire caused by a car chase
The county of Shropshire is situated in the West Midlands region of England and it was the location of a car accident in Shropshire where two men were involved in a car chase with police officers. The chase ended with the young men crashing into Emstrey Island at the junction of London Road and B4380 road at around 2 in the morning. The driver of the car was pronounced dead at the scene but the passenger didn’t die in the collision and was stuck in the wreckage for an estimated time of 40 minutes. Firefighters attended the scene and were able to free him. However, the young man suffered a heart attack on the side of the road after this and was taken to the University Hospital of North Staffordshire where he was treated for facial, spinal and head injuries.
The West Mercia Police who were involved in the car chase that led to the car accident in Shropshire have made a statement to the media that has said the officers were responding to a call about a stolen red Vauxhall Corsa vehicle and were following the car on the A5 road near the Shrewsbury area. The statement adds that the Corsa vehicle hit a lamp post, drove off the road and reiterates that the driver of the vehicle who was from the West Midlands region was declared dead at the scene of the crash with his family being informed immediately of the accident. Also, the passenger of the vehicle was a 19-year-old man who has multiple serious injuries that required immediate hospital treatment.
Finally, the statement ends by saying that the car accident in Shropshire will be referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission or IPCC as is standard practice in cases such as this and the West Mercia Police have appealed to any witnesses of the incident to contact them on their incident number.
If you have suffered injuries in a car accident that was the result of a car chase then you may be able to make a compensation claim with Accident Advice Helpline.
A car accident in Shropshire that was caused by a car chase could be the subject of a compensation claim
Please note that to be eligible for a claim there must be evidence that the car accident in Shropshire was caused either directly or indirectly by someone else. If this is the case then you could make a compensation claim with Accident Advice Helpline by calling or texting their phone number that is found at the top of the page.
Date Published: 5th October 2014
Author: David Brown