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Bridgeport – Police Cruiser Hit By Stolen Car Driven by Teen

Last Saturday evening, a police cruiser in Bridgeport was hit by a stolen car.

Authorities received a report of a stolen car in Milford. It was later identified in Bridgeport and was pursued by the police. After catching up to the stolen car, the driver tried to escape by intentionally hitting the police cruiser. The car chase eventually ended at the intersection of West Liberty Street and West Avenue. The driver, 19-year-old Raheem Dashawn Sumra, was arrested and charged with reckless driving and larceny. Two other minors were with Sumra in the car. Their guardians were contacted and were released to them. No one was injured in the incident.

It was fortunate that in this case no one was injured by the reckless actions of the stolen car’s driver. There are precedents that describe how unintended participants of these types of cases — passengers of the stolen car in this example — can ask for personal injury compensation from the perpetrator of this illegal act — the driver. Every now and then, some people become involved in criminal acts without their consent. Knowing where we stand, legally, can be beneficial.

If you or someone you care about was injured in an accident, you may need help navigating the complex challenges of paying for your medical bills, recouping your lost wages, and regaining your quality of life. The Connecticut attorneys with Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers can help you through this process, working to hold the responsible party accountable for the pain and suffering you have had to endure. Call 800-PERKINS for a free consultation with a lawyer today.

Note: Our blog reports on a variety of sensitive stories with the goal of raising awareness of accidents and the repercussions they can have. We use real news articles as our sources. Should a story be updated or a post on our site be inaccurate, please let us know so we can update our post. Our blog is not intended to be read as legal advice.