On Tuesday, April 9, a police officer spotted a stolen Honda Accord on the 3900 block of Grand Boulevard and approached the driver, William Gallagher. The officer asked Gallagher to step out of the vehicle, but instead of complying with the officer's commands, Gallagher drove the car in reverse slamming into a parked car and almost hitting the officer. Gallagher then drove down the wrong way on Alberta, a one-way street. Gallagher eventually turned onto Osage, going about 85 miles per hour, until he hit a car at the intersection of Osage and Nebraska. Gallagher then crashed into two parked cars before getting out of his vehicle and running from the scene. Police quickly apprehended him and took him into custody.
There were three people in the vehicle that Gallagher crashed into at the intersection of Osage and Nebraska. All three were hospitalized for injuries sustained in the crash. One of the victims, 87-year-old Virginia Bedrosian, was in critical condition at the scene and died three hours later from her injuries sustained in the accident. The other two victims were treated for non-life threatening injuries. Police also found a missing female minor in Gallagher's vehicle, who was taken to a hospital to be evaluated.
If you or someone you love has been seriously injured or wrongfully killed in a car accident, you have legal rights that could entitle you to compensation if it can be proven that the driver of the vehicle was acting negligently or in a criminal manner. To learn more about filing a lawsuit following a serious accident or injury, contact Sumner Law Group, LLC today to speak with our trusted attorneys.