Each day individuals throughout the Rocklin, California, area take to the roads in their motor vehicles. To try to make order of the chaos surrounding that many people sharing streets, traffic laws have been adopted. While most people do what they can to follow the rules of the road, there are of course those who, for a variety of reasons, choose to ignore them. When they are ignores, the odds of a car accident occurring increases.
Earlier this week five individuals were injured in a car accident in Sacramento. The incident occurred on Highway 50 when law enforcement officers tried to stop a vehicle that had been driving too fast. The 21-year-old man who was driving the car, a Chevrolet Camaro, reportedly acted as if he was going to stop for the California Highway Patrol motorcycle officer but instead an occupant threw a gun from the car and it sped off. The officer on the motorcycle attempted to keep up with the speeding vehicle that at times got up to 140 mph, but was unable to.
When the CHP officer did finally catch up with the Chevrolet, it was only because the car crashed. It apparently struck a Suburban after first flipping sideways and travelling over the road's center divider. All four of the occupants of the SUV, multigenerational family, were injured in the collision. A woman who was riding in the Camaro was also hurt, though not seriously.
The driver of the Camaro has been arrested and is facing criminal charges including felony evading officers, DUI and felon in possession of a handgun.
Source: News 10, "5 injured in car crash after chase in Sacramento," Maneeza Iqbal, July 4, 2012