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LEWIS v. COUNTY OF SACRAMENTO, C032865

Vehicle Code section 17004.7, which exempts law enforcement agencies from injuries resulting from car chases, applies when a pursuing officer hits and kills a person who is involved in a collision of the suspect's vehicle in the path of the officer's vehicle.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 10/25/2001
  • Published 10/25/2001

Judges

  • SCOTLAND, P.J.

Court

  • California Court of Appeal

Counsel

  • For Appellant:
  •  Baum, Hedlund, Aristei, Guilford & Downey;  Baum, Hedlund, Guilford & Schiavo;  Paul J. Hedlund, Los Angeles, and J. Clark Aristei, for Plaintiffs and Appellants.

  • For Appellees:
  • Porter, Scott, Weiberg & Delehant, Terence J. Cassidy and Kristina M. Hall, Sacramento, for Defendants and Respondents.
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