Police pursuit crash caught on tape

May 19, 2016 1:14 PM by News Staff

New video has been released of a police chase in Florida last week that left an innocent woman injured.

Troopers said Officer Chris Bonner blew through a red light in Ocoee last Thursday while chasing two armed suspects.

Bonner crashed into a vehicle being driven by Yahaira Castro, who had the green light. Castro was taken to the hospital with serious injuries.

Her attorney Bryan Crews called the officers’ actions reckless and plans to sue the city on her behalf.

"I cannot eat. I cannot go to sleep straight,” Castro said. “I have to sleep with pillows under my arms so they do not get re-injured for a couple of weeks and it has been very tough."

"This was a very, very long pursuit by one agency across multiple jurisdictional lines and ultimately ended up with an innocent person being injured," Crews said.

The officer was ticketed by the Florida Highway Patrol and is on paid administrative leave.


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