Two men have been arrested following a crash that took place in New Haven County, according to a report from Aug. 27. The news indicated that the men, 24 and 20, respectively, had been getting gas on Chapel Street when the Livingston Police realizes that one of the men had a warrant out for his arrest.
The man driving the vehicle was wanted for an armed robbery that took place the previous week. As a result, the authorities tried to pull him over. He refused to stop, fleeing the scene. The pursuit continued through the Fair Haven Heights neighborhood. The passenger in the vehicle also allegedly threw drugs and weapons from the vehicle, which were later seized by police.
The driver did eventually lose control of his vehicle, which led to a car crash. He struck a tree, and the vehicle caught on fire. Fortunately, both men in this case did survive and will be seen in court, but they also suffered injuries serious enough to require hospital care.
Can passengers seek compensation after car crashes?
While both of the men mentioned above will be charged with crimes in this case, this is also a good example of what can happen when a reckless or negligent driver is behind the wheel. Even in one-car crashes, passengers can end up seriously injured. In situations like this, passengers may be able to pursue a personal injury claim against the driver’s insurance, so that they can have the coverage they need for their care. Passengers have no control over the vehicle, so they may also be victims of a driver’s negligent behaviors.