A 19 year old Sunriver man is in jail following a weekend Oregon car crash in which he is alleged to have intentionally rammed a police car, according to the Bend Bulletin. The newspaper reports that the final crash came after the alleged perpetrator skipped out on a restaurant check in one establishment, stole beer from another and finally led police on a three-mile high-speed car chase.
The paper reports the suspect intentionally rammed a police car that was trying to get him to stop. The suspect is now in the Klamath County jail following the Oregon car crash. The Bulletin reports that he is being held pending $45,000 bond. The crash occurred on Highway 97 near Bend, according to The Oregonian.
It goes without saying that most of the legal problems this suspect will now face are criminal in nature. The incident, however, is a reminder that Oregon robberies and Oregon car chases that result in car crashes can also create civil liability – issues of fairness and justice which the criminal courts are not necessarily able to address.
If you or a loved one have been involved in an Oregon car crash in which the driver was running from the law the advice an Oregon personal injury and car crash lawyer can offer can be an invaluable part of your decision-making process. Deciding what to do next after an Oregon car accident, particularly one that also involves criminal charges, can be difficult and distressing. An Oregon car crash attorney can help you examine and consider your options as you seek justice in the wake of another driver’s recklessness and Oregon negligence.
Bend Bulletin: Sunriver man arrested after crash, chase