A fatal car explosion ended a 50 mile high speed chase in Highland, California, on September 12, 2012. The chase stared at about 4 a.m. when the driver of the Chevy Corvette came onto the eastbound 210 freeway at Baldwin Ave during a full closure according to CHP Officer Jaci Parent. The chase continued at speeds exceeding 100 mph throughout the San Gabriel Valley and San Bernardino County. It was near the 330 interchange in Highland when the driver struck another car. Parent said that he then, "hit a transition road pillar and exploded on impact." Following the incident, CHP closed a portion of the eastbound 210 and transition to the 330 in Highland for several hours. The driver of the vehicle is unknown at this time and the car was not reported stolen.
Accidents of this nature are fully preventable by complying with the rules of the road. Unfortunately, innocent drivers on the road are placed in serious danger by those who are evading police or are just driving at unreasonably high speeds. Many of these high speed chases involve stolen cars, alcohol consumption, or drug use.
If you have suffered a car accident contact a good personal injury lawyer to help you secure a recovery for your losses.