The driver of a stolen car died in a head-long car crash in Cherokee County.
The crash occurred just after midnight on Saturday, April 24. A police deputy turned on his flashing lights when spotted the 2007 Pontiac Vibe which had been stolen from the Roswell area. The car sped away and the deputy did not pursue the vehicle.
The Pontiac continued and crashed into a 1997 Silverado. The driver of the Pontiac, 24-year-old Richard Armin Whitman, Jr. of Roswell, was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the Silverado was taken to North Fulton Hospital to be treated for injuries.
If you are involved in a car crash and the negligent driver is driving a stolen vehicle, who is responsible for damages?
This is a tough question. If you have uninsured/underinsured (UM/UIM) motorist coverage, that portion of your own insurance may cover some or all of the damages. The owner’s insurance may also cover some damages. It will be depend on the insurance coverage of the persons involved.