Multiple people sustained minor injuries in a high-speed chase in which a three-year-old boy was allegedly pushed from the vehicle, according to news reports.
The incident occurred around 8 p.m. in Tacoma when a woman told police the toddler’s father took the child without permission.
“The woman had met the boy’s father near the intersection of South Cedar Street and South Melrose Street, but said she didn’t want him to take the boy because he did not have a car seat in his vehicle,” according to news reports.
Troopers reportedly spotted the man and followed the vehicle, although they did not chase it because of possible danger to the boy. When the man realized he was being pursued, he reportedly bulled over near 15th and Cedar, pushed the boy from the car and sped off, according to news reports.
The suspect then led police on a high speed chase. The speeding driver reportedly ran a red light and crashed into two vehicles while fleeing police.
The boy was not seriously injured in the incident. The father and people in the vehicles that were hit sustained minor injuries, according to news reports.
Police arrested the father when the purist ended.
As a Tacoma car accident attorney, I’m saddened to hear about this high-speed chase accidnet. I hope these victims are able to experience a full and speedy recovery. My condolences are with them, their friends and family during this time.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, contact a personal injury lawyer in Tacoma.