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2 Children Killed in Detroit Police Chase

Camara Thomas2 years ago

Two children were killed last week when their vehicle was struck by a vehicle involved in a police chase.

About the Tragic Accident

According to the Miami Herald, two men fled from police in a Chevy Camaro. The 29-year-old driver and 26-year-old passenger were being pursued by the police who suspected a weapon was in the car. 

The police had tried to use verbal commands to get the vehicle to stop but failed. The Chevy Camaro fled at a very high rate of speed and at one point lost the police just before crashing into a porch killing a 6-year-old boy and a 3-year-old girl.

The Camaro also hit and injured two 5-year-old children, a 3-year-old, and a 23-year-old women.

The two men were arrested on site; the passenger of the vehicle may have suffered from a broken arm and hip. The officer did not find any weapon in the vehicle.

The incident is under review.

Auto Accident Statistics

The following information was provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA):

  • 33,561 people were killed in auto accidents in 2013 – a 3.3-percent increase from the 32,479 deaths recorded in 2011.
  • Of those killed in auto accidents in 2012:
  • 2,362,000 people were injured in auto accidents in 2013.


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