A dump truck being used to steal an ATM might sound like the plot of a low-budget slapstick movie, but it actually happened in Los Angeles on Sunday February 25. According to reports, Los Angeles Sheriff officials were called to Artesia around 4.45pm, where a Chase Bank ATM in the 17300 blocks of Pioneer Boulevard had been stolen and transported on a dump truck. Although the ATM’s tracking device meant the law enforcement officials located the truck pretty quickly, the story didn’t end there.
The deputies’ first attempt at apprehending the suspects was called off when the driver refused to stop the dump truck, causing considerable danger to others on the road. When the chase was resumed a short while later, one passenger jumped from the truck and ran away, while the driver headed for the 105 Freeway. After 20 minutes driving in a westerly direction, the truck shot down a steep embankment and resumed driving in the streets. It didn’t take long for the driver to have an accident and, after colliding with two parked vehicles on Bellinger Street in Lynwood, all occupants of the dump truck escaped on foot.
The suspects, who may be male or female, have not yet been located. The dump truck was reported stolen later on Sunday.
Truck Accidents in Los Angeles
As the owners of the cars struck by the stolen dump truck on Sunday will know, the sheer size and weight of commercial vehicles means even a relatively minor collision can have serious consequences. As experienced truck accident attorneys, the team at Compass Law Group, LLP are all too familiar with the damages caused by semi-trucks and commercial vehicles colliding with cars, and other property. Life-changing injuries, and even death are regularly inflicted by these behemoths, particularly where the driver isn’t paying quite as much attention as he or she should.
If you have been injured in a truck accident in Los Angeles, you may be facing sky-high medical expenses, loss of earnings when you can’t work due to your injuries, and the cost of replacing or repairing your vehicle, amongst other related expenses. If the insurance company involved isn’t playing ball, you may benefit from the legal expertise of a Los Angeles truck accident attorney.
How a Los Angeles Truck Accident Attorney Can Help You
At Compass Law Group, LLP, our attorneys are well-versed in the legal complexities related to road accidents, whether they involved cars, trucks, or other commercial vehicles. When you’ve sustained serious injury, the last thing you need is the stress of chasing insurance companies and dealing with your compensation claim.
With the help of a skilled Los Angeles truck accident attorney, you could take the time to rest and recover from your ordeal, as we compile evidence, build your case, and obtain the compensation you deserve.