Civil charges may follow after an auto accident involving a fleeing vehicle.
An incident occurred at 8:19 a.m. on the morning of November 11th. Wichita police were looking for a stolen vehicle in southeast Wichita. The vehicle, a blue car with Alabama tags, was seen by a patrolman. The suspects were later identified as 22-year-old Kenneth Libich and 32-year-old Destiny Brown.
According to a statement made by Sheriff Lt. Lin Dehning, a deputy on patrol spotted the stolen vehicle and attempted to stop the car by activating his cruiser’s emergency lights and siren. Rather than pull over, the suspected car thieves attempted to flee, speeding away heading north. Within 30 seconds, the fleeing vehicle collided with another car, a gold sedan, going eastbound on an intersecting road.
The struck vehicle was driven by 34-year-old Rodelio Gales, who was travelling with his 16-month-old daughter at the time. The stolen vehicle careened into a fence bordering a home at the intersection. The sedan spun out of control finally coming to rest facing west.
All four occupants of both vehicles were seriously injured and rushed to Wesley Medical Center. The 16-month-old passenger of the struck sedan was reportedly in the worst condition, hardly responding during transport to the hospital. She and her father are still listed as being in critical condition as of Tuesday evening, as are Libich and Brown, the occupants of the stolen vehicle.
According to Sherriff Dehning, there will be a thorough investigation to determine whether the deputy followed procedure in attempting to stop the stolen vehicle. The Kansas Highway Patrol is investigating the collision, Dehning said, while the Sherriff’s Department looks into the pursuit and auto theft.
It is likely, given the severity of the crash, Gales and his daughter will incur hefty medical expenses resulting from the accident, not to mention the damage done to Gale’s vehicle. In such circumstance, filing a lawsuit is often a victim’s only recourse to receive compensation for injuries and damages.
Typically, this would mean filing suit against the driver of the other vehicle, but the fact the offending vehicle was part of an ongoing chase adds another layer of possible liability. Given the involvement of law enforcement in the collision, Gales may find it appropriate to file a claim against the department and City of Wichita as well.
Regardless of who is named in the case, Gales and his family will be facing a difficult and lengthy court battle. Pursuing a civil lawsuit is difficult and can take years to complete.
Meanwhile, monthly and other expenses continue and plaintiffs often find themselves unable to make ends meet.
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