Posted on: March 10, 2011
Two people were arrested in following a high-speed chase along Interstate 95 on Wednesday morning, according to news reports .
The incident occurred around 7 a.m. when two people were driving a stolen car from Charlotte-Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. South Carolina Transportation Police spotted the vehicle and began their pursuit. During the chase, the suspect’s vehicle crashed into a guardrail at the Interstate 95 exit 164 ramp on to US 52, according to news reports.
One of the suspects then got out of the car with a shotgun and ran, according to news reports. Another suspect stayed with the car and was taken into custody.
The fleeing suspect was arrested down the hill at a hotel. Both were wanted on charges of kidnapping and carjacking, according to news reports.
As a Columbia personal injury lawyer , I’m glad to hear no one was seriously injured in this high-speed chase. I urge drivers to never flee police, as it always makes the situation worse. High-speed car chases are extremely dangerous because other innocent victims on the road could be involved and dangerous car accidents like this one could occur. Anyone who sees a high-speed chase should try to move away from the vehicle and not get involved by trying to help police.
If you have been injured in a car accident, contact a personal injury lawyer in Columbia .