According to KING5.com, a Puyallup tribal police officer attempted to pull over a reckless driver in Puyallup, but the driver refused to pull over, in fact accelerating and leading the officer on a high-speed chase. As a Seattle aggressive driving accident lawyer, I know all too well how devastating the accidents caused by aggressive and reckless driving can be. The driver eventually drove into a utility pole, got out of the car and ran off. The officer crashed into a fence, and rolled his cruiser up onto its side. The officer suffered minor injuries, but is expected to recover fully. Police are still looking for the reckless driver. Fortunately, no one else was injured in an extremely dangerous situation that could easily have been a terrible accident.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there are over 30,000 fatal traffic accidents every year in the United States. The Washington State Patrol has indicated in the past that aggressive driving is a major underlying cause of traffic fatalities here in Washington State. The state patrol defines aggressive driving as multiple moving violations which endanger people or property. In many cases, speed is one of the factors in aggressive driving. Road rage is an extreme version of aggressive driving.
For the safety of ourselves, as well as everyone with whom we share the road, we all need to be aware of our mood when we drive. If you are upset or angry, it is a good idea to pay extra attention to your driving. If you find yourself losing patience with another driver, or anyone else, stop somewhere and relax for a little while before getting back on the road. Additionally, the state patrol gives some tips on how to remain safe when other drivers are driving aggressively. If you or a loved on have been seriously injured in an aggressive driving accident you need an aggressive driving accident lawyer; give me a call at Premier Law Group. I have helped many families recover the compensation they need to ensure that an accident caused by the negligence of another driver does not become a financial burden. For more information and a FREE CONSULTATION, contact me at (206)285-1743.