Police Car Chase Chaos

The above picture is a representation of me on Friday. No, I wasn’t the one being chased, but as one person said to me, “Bless your heart, you were all up in it weren’t you?”

Bill had an eye appointment because he has some trouble seeing so, I was the one driving.

We were in a traffic jam, that for our little city was packed. There are two lanes going each way with no easy way to pull over on either side.

Suddenly, on the opposite side of the crowded lane I was in, a red car came flying down the street, weaving through its dense traffic. It was gone almost before I could register what had happened.

Then. . .

I barely had time to tell Bill what I saw, when five cars like the one above come whizzing by.

I have a habit of watching out my rear-view mirror almost more than through the front window.

Seconds later, they were in my rearview mirror, coming up FAST behind me. I was stuck without a way to get out of the way, short of hitting someone. A couple of other drivers, fortunately, had seen also and got over as close to the edge as possible, as did I.

I realized they were turning down a side road at an area where you could get away, into another city, and not far from access to an Interstate highway. The only problem was, there was a train blocking the road. I said to Bill, “Oh, no!!! They’re going to loop back and come up behind us!!” So, cars are scattering like crazy. And they are behind us again. Then they were gone.

But no, wait. They circled back around from the next city over and now had EIGHT police cars chasing them! Then they circled behind us again!!!!!!!!!! Cars scatter again. This time I was able to pull over and took a non-shortcut shortcut to go home and get out of their way.

As you can guess, I was a nervous wreck. Many of you are aware I have PTSD, and this triggered it big time. I’m still shaking.

I was never able to tell anything about the driver as they were driving way too fast, nor did I ever see anything in the news. I’m thankful, as that means there were not any accidents. I don’t know if they were apprehended or not, but apparently, there were no shots exchanged; otherwise, it would have been news.

8 thoughts on “Police Car Chase Chaos

  1. Robert J. Hansen

    I’m curious what small town you are in but not necessary. I was wondering if seeing the police chase that person, make you feel safer or less safer? Without knowing how or what initiated the car chase, did it seem worth compromising the safety of you and all the other drivers so police can catch this guy? What would you think would warrant that kind of urgency to chase a driver like that? My blog has my thoughts on the subject of traffic enforcement which I hope you take a look at. Anyway, thanks for sharing that experience

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    1. RobbyeFaye Post author

      I’m not sure how to describe the feeling. Part of it, of course, was sheer terror and disbelief-part of it was just trying to stay out of the way.

      As fast as it was happening, I couldn’t help but feel that it was something major, as the person driving definitely drove as if they had nothing to lose.

      My first thought was there must have been a murder committed. However, as I said, there was nothing in the local newspaper. But, because we live near a major interstate, the driver may have detoured off the interstate, then back on. In that case, the police could have been given a heads up by another department and picked up the chase.

      I feel that most police chases, at dangerously high speeds, are extremely hazardous and usually not warranted. The police following on this chase were well trained and were trying to squeeze him into a “v” like trap. The driver appeared to have prior experience also, as they outmaneuvered the police every time.

      I read your article and skimmed a few others that I want to read more closely later. I think the ideas have a lot of merit and seem like they will work, thus enabling the police to be more effective in all aspects of their jobs.

      Thank you for the thoughtful questions and your insightful posts.

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      1. Robert J. Hansen

        Thank you for you for sharing something so personal with me and for people to read and for the kind words about my work. It is ok that I share your story with work that might be published in the future? Your voice would be quite helpful connecting people to the story.

        Thanks for the motivational support!
        All the best to you and yours
        Robert

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