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Fatalities from Police Chases on the Rise

McClatchy reports on “a fast-growing tally of innocent bystanders and others who are killed when police chase drivers at dangerous speeds, usually for minor infractions and often in risky circumstances.” According to McClatchy, “At least 416 people were killed in police chases in 2017, according to an analysis of federal records by FairWarning,” and “that’s the fourth consecutive year when the number of people killed during police pursuits increased – and a 22-percent spike over 2013, when 341 people were killed, FairWarning found by analyzing National Highway Traffic Safety Administration crash records.” Experts “say the actual death toll is likely much higher than NHTSA records indicate because the federal safety agency gets its information from local police reports, which don’t always mention if a fatal crash resulted from a police chase.”

From the news release of the American Association for Justice.

Bob Kraft

I am a Dallas, Texas lawyer who has had the privilege of helping thousands of clients since 1971 in the areas of Personal Injury law and Social Security Disability.

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