Sunday, July 2, 2017

Afghanistan Veteran High Speed Chase After Seeking Help

Only On 9: War Veteran Suffering From PTSD Leads CHP On Dangerous 2-County Chase
CBS Los Angeles
July 1, 2017
The son returned to Los Angeles from Afghanistan about three-and-a-half years ago and the elder Hidalgo says it’s been a struggle for his son ever since.
“Once he came back,” said Gary, “he got no help. I had to fight for his assistance, to get him what he needs.”
ONTARIO (CBSLA.com) — A war veteran who allegedly suffers from PTSD led law enforcement on a two-county high-speed chase Saturday.

The veteran’s father, Gary Hidalgo, spoke to KCAL 9’s Cristy Fajardo about his son, 26-year-old Christian Hidalgo.

She spoke to the elder Hidalgo in Ontario where the chase ended. It is a story that is Only On 9.

The father said his son has not been the same since returning from Afghanistan after “multiple” deployments spanning three years.

The CHP said they first tried to pull the son over in Santa Clarita for driving recklessly. They called the chase dangerous and said Hidalgo often exceeded 100 mph.

The father said his son has not been the same since returning from Afghanistan after “multiple” deployments spanning three years.

The CHP said they first tried to pull the son over in Santa Clarita for driving recklessly. They called the chase dangerous and said Hidalgo often exceeded 100 mph.

A squad car crashed during the chase. There was no word on whether the officer driving the vehicle was injured.

Gary said his son’s PTSD was so bad he went to the VA Hospital in Westwood today trying to get help.
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