Possibly, the whole idea of high-speed pursuit might need to be revised, considering the recent tragic incidents that happened as a result of this. Not too long ago, a police chase claimed the lives of some suspects in Osun State.
The two suspects in a police chase were rescued recently from the river
From a new report getting to us, two people are presently in the hospital after a hot police pursuit almost ended badly with a car in the Arkansas River early Monday morning. According to the local police, the incident began near 61st and Peoria.
From what we learnt, in order to avoid arrest, the driver of this vehicle in question crashed and drove right into the river. Afterwards, he attempted to swim away and the passenger was thrown away from the car.
The vehicle was later recovered during the daytime after the driver told them of another victim in the back seat
Captain Richard Meulenberg disclosed that the officer jumped into the Arkansas River by instinct where he ended up pulling the person out of the river to safety. Also, the police officers went into the water, shooting pepper balls at the driver to get him into custody.
Brad Staggs, who happens to be an officer with the TPD, revealed that getting officers into the river to rescue the two suspects was quite challenging, considering there were some officers waist deep into the body of water.
Here is a video of another police chase that ended in horrific crash:
2 Hospitalized After Police Pursuit Ends In Violent Crash In La Verne
We were also made to understand that after the rescue mission, the police took the driver and passenger to a nearby hospital for treatment. The driver later revealed to the police 3 hours after the rescue mission that another person, a woman, was sleeping in the back seat of the car.
The police decided to wait in and recover the body since the rescue mission was beyond possibility at that time. They later found the vehicle to be empty after waiting until daylight to recover the vehicle. We cannot say for now why the driver was trying to evade arrest or why he decided to tell the police of a possible body in the car long after the crash.