Chandler, AZ (November 27, 2019) – Chandler police have arrested a man that they say was behind the wheel of a stolen vehicle that rammed a police patrol car and injured two police officers.
The accident occurred on Sunday evening near Kyrene Road and Chandler Boulevard. Patrol officers had been sent to that location after they got a report about a man slumped over the steering wheel of a running vehicle. Officers then discovered that the vehicle in question, a white 2017 Subaru, had been reported stolen earlier in the day. Police say they found 25-year-old Cesar Limon of Phoenix asleep behind the wheel of the running car.
Moments later, Limon woke up, placed the stolen car in drive, accelerated, and struck a parked car. This pinned an officer between the Subaru’s open driver’s side door and the parked car, and when a second officer attempted to grab Limon and pull him from the vehicle, he accelerated a second time and crashed into a patrol car.
After a brief struggle, Limon was taken into custody, police said. The two officers were treated for their injuries and released from the hospital. Limon was also treated at the hospital for shock and drug-related illness, released the next day and then booked into jail.
He faces multiple felony charges, including theft, resisting arrest, assault on a police officer, and possession of narcotic drugs.
Our thoughts are with the injured officers and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
Of the 55,000 total crashes that occurred statewide in 2018, more than half involved multiple vehicles and at least two injured victims. According to data from the Arizona Department of Transportation, serious injury wrecks are on the rise in Arizona, especially those caused by distracted or otherwise negligent drivers.
Critical long-term injuries, expensive medical bills, and even job loss are just a few of the serious consequences that affect victims and their families following car wrecks. But those affected can contact a Phoenix injury lawyer for help. In some cases, victims may seek the fair compensation they deserve from a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit when a wreck occurs through no fault of their own.
Our accident attorneys at ELG Law have years of experience advocating for victims and their families and seeking fair compensation for those affected by accidents. Contact our auto accident lawyers at (623) 562-3838 to schedule your free consultation today and learn more about safeguarding your legal rights in the aftermath of a crash.
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Disclaimer: As members of the local Phoenix and broader Arizona community, we hope everyone in our community is safe and protected. We cover the events included in this blog as a way to offer support to the victims in similar circumstances and to provide relief during these difficult times. However, this information should not be misconstrued as legal advice, and you should speak with a trained legal professional for more information regarding your situation.
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