On July 12, 2023, a driver plowed through an intersection in Parkway Village, Memphis, Tennessee, causing a three-car crash. The driver of the stolen vehicle fled the scene and carjacked another vehicle, leading to a police pursuit that ended in another crash. Two people were killed in the initial crash, and multiple others were injured.
The crash began when the driver of a stolen vehicle ran a red light at the intersection of Perkins Road and American Way. The stolen vehicle collided with two other vehicles, causing a chain-reaction crash. The driver of the stolen vehicle fled the scene on foot.
As police officers were responding to the crash, they received reports of a carjacking in the area. The suspect in the carjacking was the same person who had fled the scene of the crash. The suspect led police on a pursuit that ended in a crash at I-240 and Norris Road. The suspect was taken into custody at the scene.
Two people were killed in the initial crash. One person was pronounced dead at the scene, and another person died at the hospital. Multiple other people were injured in the crash, including the driver of one of the vehicles that was struck by the stolen vehicle.
The driver of the stolen vehicle has been charged with two counts of vehicular homicide, two counts of aggravated assault, and evading arrest. He is being held in the Shelby County Jail without bond.
This crash is a reminder of the dangers of driving under the influence and fleeing the scene of an accident. The driver of the stolen vehicle was clearly impaired and made a series of reckless decisions that led to the deaths of two people. He then fled the scene, putting even more people at risk.
If you are involved in a car accident, it is important to stay at the scene and cooperate with the police. Leaving the scene of an accident is a crime, and it can make it more difficult to get the compensation you deserve for your injuries.
If you have been injured in a car accident, you should contact an experienced auto accident lawyer in Memphis as soon as possible. A lawyer can help you understand your legal rights and options, and they can fight for the compensation you deserve.
If you have been injured in a car accident, please contact Darrell Castle & Associates today for a free consultation. We will fight for your right to compensation and help you get the justice you deserve.