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Reckless driver leads police on dangerous chase in Iowa

People all across Iowa understand that we have a responsibility to drive safety. We are expected to obey the speed limit, focus on the road and comply with all other laws. Unfortunately, some people not only ignore this responsibility, but they do so in ways that put other motorists in serious danger of getting injured in a car accident

By the time many motorists notice that a driver is a threat to their safety, it is too late to avoid an accident. Reckless drivers speed up behind us, fly through an intersection against a stop sign or red light, swerve through lanes and sometimes drive on the wrong side of the road. Often times, little can be done by other drivers in the vicinity to get out of the way.

Recently, one of these very dangerous drivers was finally stopped and arrested by police. For nearly an hour, a 37-year-old man led police on a chase around Nevada, Iowa, after deputies learned that he was driving a stolen vehicle and they attempted to stop him. Instead of complying with the police and pulling over, the driver fled from police and tore around the streets of the Iowa city.

The chase finally came to an end when the driver smashed into a parked vehicle. He tried to escape on foot, but police eventually tracked him down and charged him with driving while barred, reckless driving and other violations. 

Luckily, no one was injured during this dangerous chain of events, but similar incidents typically result in serious or fatal crashes. Victims who are hit by a motorist who is driving without a valid license, speeding or driving recklessly can suffer a wide range of injuries, from broken bones to back injuries to fatal injuries. Victims have the right to pursue compensation after an accident caused by a negligent driver. Financial damages can help victims and their families recover the costs associated with lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. 

Source: Des Moines Register, "Suspect arrested after police chase him for second time," May 2, 2013

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