Police Chase Causes Injury Crash in Martha Lake

A police chase in Snohomish County ended with a crash, injuring two people in the other vehicle and putting two schools on lockdown, officials said.

The incident began around 8 a.m. when a deputy tried to pull over a vehicle for a traffic stop in Martha Lake. The vehicle sped off and the deputy pursued. 

The suspect then crashed into another vehicle near Larch Way and 178th Street (see image). The suspect then jumped out and fled on foot. Two people in the other vehicle were injured and taken by ambulance to the hospital.

A K-9 unit is aiding deputies in the search for the suspect. 

Martha Lake Elementary and Alderwood Middle Schools — located a few blocks away from the incident — were placed in lockdown as a precaution.

Police Chases That Result In Injury

Obviously the driver being pursued by police will most likely face criminal charges. But what about the innocent people that were injured in this incident? Only a civil lawsuit against the people or parties responsible for the crash can make the victim whole again.

It's important to determine whether or not the police acted properly during the chase. Every police department in Washington state has guidelines that must be followed to protect the public during the pursuit of a suspect. This is not information that they want to provide to the innocent victim. You need an attorney to help you recover in civil court. Attorney Chris Davis and the team at Davis Law Group, P.S., can help you with your claim. 

Armed with nearly 25 years of experience, we can determine if the police acted appropriately and determine what insurance might be available to you for your damages. Don’t make a bad situation worse by trying to work through this stressful situation. Our experienced attorneys are ready and able to help you get through this and to get you results.

Contact us today for a free, no obligation case evaluation. Call (206) 727-4000, use the chat feature below or fill out the form on this page to get started.

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