Police officers involved in car chases cannot be reckless and cannot ignore unreasonable risks.

A police officer in Mississippi injured when his vehicle was crashed into by a car being chased by the police has been awarded $375,000 against the police department whose officers were doing the cherries for the injuries he sustained. Basil Thornton, a Richland, Mississippi, police officer when his personal vehicle was struck by a car being chased by Jackson police. He sustained numerous injuries including a fractured vertebra, a broken foot, ankle trauma, a concussion, lacerated facial muscles and other facial lacerations that left extensive scarring of his face and forehead. The judge that conducted the trial ruled that the police officers conducting the chase recklessly disregarded unreasonable risk.

Source: Jackson Clarion-Ledger

If you have been injured as a result of someone else's negligent or reckless operation of their vehicle, contact Lexington, Kentucky accident lawyer Robert Abell at 859-254-7076.

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