The weekend seems to have been filled with people trying to escape the police along California highways.
This next high speed chase began at around 1:45 in the afternoon on Sunday. Two passengers on a motorcycle allegedly refused to obey a directive from the California Highway Patrol to pull the vehicle over to the side of the road. This directive was issued after the officers reportedly saw the motorcycle speeding along a freeway in Santa Clarita Valley, specifically around Newhall.
Instead of pulling over, though, the suspects allegedly opted to continue southbound down the interstate. For more than an hour, officers with the CHP pursued the suspects along the highway, reaching speeds of between 75 and 95 miles per hour. In the process, they covered more than 100 miles of highway.
The motorcycle reached Las Pulgas Road near Camp Pendleton when the vehicle began to slow. Apparently, the motorcycle had run out of gas and the suspects had nothing left to do but give in. They reportedly had time to share a kiss before the police took them into custody.
Being a San Francisco car accident lawyer, I’m well aware of the numerous obstacles that present themselves on the road for any vehicle. These risks can be multiplied tenfold, however, when a person is on a motorcycle and doesn’t follow safety directives. As a personal injury attorney in San Francisco, I urge everyone to always make safety a top priority.