The police took a man into custody after a chase ended in a traffic crash in central Toledo. The accident happened during the early hours of Saturday, November 27th. Speed was a factor in the crash.
The police chase began just before 3 a.m. near City Park and Lucas Street. Court documents showed the police were behind the driver, identified as 24-year-old Joseph Holston of Toledo. For undisclosed reasons, the police put on their traffic lights and sirens, causing the man to speed off at nearly twice the speed limit.
Holston then crashed his car into a tree and a utility pole, disabling the vehicle. The police said both the driver and his passenger were injured in the accident. The police took the man into custody and found afterward that he had a loaded handgun in his pants pocket but didn’t have the permit to carry a concealed weapon. It remains unclear why the police tried pulling Holston over. The crash in central Toledo remains under investigation.
Police chases often end in traffic accidents, and these crashes could cause injury or death. When an innocent third party is involved in the collision, the issue of compensation comes up. Here, the question becomes who the at-fault party is, whether it is the fleeing driver or the police.
Alone, an accident victim may be unable to determine who the appropriate faulty party is, and therefore may end up filing their claim against the wrong party. However, with the help of an accident attorney, identifying the person responsible would be easier. This is because lawyers have the knowledge and experience to know who is responsible for a crash.
At Young, Reverman, and Mazzei, we offer you years of experience and legal expertise. Contact us today for a free case review with an Ohio car accident attorney.