At least one person was injured and hospitalized following a two-vehicle collision resulting from a high-speed chase in Beaumont on Thursday afternoon, March 09, 2023.
According to the Beaumont Police Department, the pursuit occurred around 5:00 p.m. at Beaumont Avenue and Cougar Way and ended in an injury crash at Beaumont Avenue and Oak Valley Parkway.
The suspect driver, 18-year-old Diego G., tried to perform an illegal high-speed turn at the intersection of Cougar Way. He then fled the authorities when he was pulled over and asked for his license, leading to a police pursuit.
The driver made another illegal turn at the intersection of Oak Valley Parkway, where he crashed into another vehicle. The driver and the motorist of the second car complained of pain. One was sent to a hospital for additional assessment—no words on their current state.
Diego was detained and is currently being held on $250,000 bail due to pending charges of evading the authorities and causing a crash injury.
No further information was immediately available while the investigation continued.
Reckless Accident Statistics
Every year, reckless drivers in the United States inflict hundreds of deaths and thousands of injuries. Reckless driving is defined as “willful disregard” for the safety of other drivers by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
The annual human suffering that is likely to be caused by careless driving cannot be quantified because it is difficult to put a number to it. Nevertheless, the AAA found that between 2003 and 2007, 56% of all accidents were caused by irresponsible driving.
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