NORTH PORT, FL – State troopers say a suspect who was fleeing from law enforcement authorities crashed in Sarasota County early Thursday morning.
According to WWSB, the sequence of events began when 55-year-old Glen Alonzo Steele was pulled over for a traffic stop in Port Charlotte at about 1:30 a.m. The deputy who made the stop, Cpl. Brad Combs, determined that Steele had an outstanding warrant on a traffic charge.
The Florida Highway Patrol said Steele managed to escape the deputy’s attempt to place him under arrest and drove off, dragging Combs a short distance. Combs sustained minor injuries in the incident.
About a half hour later, investigators said Steele drove through a stop sign in North Port and the car went airborne across a canal before crashing into the canal bank and overturning. Steele, from Lancaster, Pennsylvania, was hospitalized with serious injuries.
If you have sustained injuries in an accident due to the reckless or negligent actions of another driver, the Sarasota County Car Accident Lawyers at Kemp, Ruge and Green are here to help. We always provide representation in the best interests of our clients as we fight for the compensation needed to recover from an accident. Schedule a free consultation today by calling 727-835-8327 so that we can discuss your individual case.
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