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Head-On Collision in Pomona Ends Dramatic Police Chase

Pomona, CA – A California Highway Patrol pursuit turned tragic on the afternoon of Thursday, January 11, 2024, as a high-speed chase involving a vandalism suspect concluded with a violent head-on car crash in Pomona, according to KTLA.

The pursuit, initially initiated by the Rialto Police Department, unfolded across Diamond Bar and Pomona, reaching speeds of over 80 miles per hour. Around 1:30 PM, the suspect’s silver pickup truck collided with another vehicle in a residential area of Pomona, but that did not stop him.

Despite significant damage, the suspect managed to evade officers briefly. At one point, the driver threw what appeared to be a dog out of the window.

The pursuit took a grim turn when the fleeing truck crashed head-on into a red sedan at Mission Boulevard and East Brea Place in Pomona. Both vehicles sustained substantial damage, and the suspect, with visible injuries and a deployed airbag, resisted arrest before being taken into custody around 2:10 PM.

The dog thrown from the truck is now in the care of the Inland Valley Humane Society & S.P.C.A., with efforts underway to locate its owners. Meanwhile, the suspect, who already has a criminal record, faces charges including felony evading, felony vandalism, hit-and-run, and assault with a deadly weapon.

The condition of the innocent driver in the red sedan remains unknown. Authorities are continuing their investigation into the circumstances surrounding the pursuit and subsequent collision.

Victims of a reckless driver may have the chance to seek justice and recover some of their losses, including property damage and medical bills, by filing a claim with the insurance company of the at-fault driver. However, they should be aware that insurance companies always have it in their interest to resist making a proper payout and can present many legal pitfalls to frustrate and deny victims their due. Having the guidance of a knowledgeable personal injury attorney can prove crucial in giving the victims of reckless drivers the support they need through their healing process.

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