Man Injured After Jumping Out Of Police Car In Sacramento Accident On Interstate 5 Freeway
SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA (June 12, 2019) – A man in police custody was injured in a car accident on Interstate 5 after jumping out of the patrol car.
Police are describing the victim as a “pretty thin” 29-year-old man. He was apparently one of three people in the back of the patrol car.
The victim was taken to the hospital in order to receive treatment. There is no word yet on his condition.
Liability In Police Car Accidents
Police departments have a responsibility to take care of suspects that are in their custody. According to the Fifth District Court of Appeals, “A duty of care under the special relationship doctrine ‘may arise where a person makes a specific threat against a specific person or otherwise presents a foreseeable danger to a readily identifiable potential victim.’” This may also be the case if the suspect is a danger to them-self.
If a police department does not take care of suspects in their custody the could be held liable if that suspect is injured. Generally speaking, suspects should be properly secured in police vehicles. Any person that is injured due to the negligence of officers may be able to file a civil claim for damages. A car accident attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your options are.
Getting Help After A Car Accident
If you or someone that you love has been injured while in police custody you may have legal recourse. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to answer any questions that you may have. We focus exclusively on personal injury law and can fight on your behalf to make sure that you are taken care of. Whether you need assistance after an accident or just have questions about your rights we are here for you. You’re always welcome to reach out to us anytime at (888) 888-9285.