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Patricia M. Jarzobski

Car accidents: 1 dead in Colorado

One person has tragically lost his life following a car accident in Littleton on July 7. The 19-year-old man, a resident of Lakewood, Colorado, was a passenger in a vehicle that crashed. For the moment, no charges have been filed against the driver, but as with most fatal car accidents, the crash is still being investigated by police.

According to the accident report, a total of four people were in the vehicle at the time of the crash: a 19-year-old male driver, a 17-year-old male passenger, a 15-year-old male passenger and the aforementioned victim. The vehicle was headed south around 11:30 p.m. when the driver appeared to lose control while navigating a left-hand turn. This caused the vehicle to leave the right side of the road.

Car accidents: 3 killed in July 4 crash

Three people have tragically lost their lives following a car accident in El Paso County, according to police. Colorado Springs State Patrol responded to the crash on the evening of July 4. The driver was killed in the accident, so no criminal charges will be forthcoming, but as is all too common in car accidents on holidays, both speed and alcohol have been considered factors in the crash.

According to the accident report, the 30-year-old driver was headed westbound on Falcon Highway around 6:47 p.m. when his vehicle began to drift to the right of the highway. The driver apparently overcorrected, forcing the car into a counter-clockwise spin. This caused the car to strike a utility post and a delineator post, which ejected all four occupants of the vehicle.

2 dead, wrongful death lawsuit possible

One man is dead and another is seriously injured following a serious car accident on Colorado 66 near Lyons. The Colorado State Patrol has confirmed that one person died at the scene, and that alcohol may have been a factor in the crash. So far, they have not filed charges, but their investigation is still ongoing as of this report. Even if no criminal charges are filed, a wrongful death suit might still be possible.

According to the limited information available, it appears an unidentified man was driving on Route 66 around 11 p.m. the night of June 30 when the accident occurred. A head-on collision took place between him and another driver, who was also not identified publicly by police. No passengers were present in either vehicle, so the injuries were limited to the two drivers.

Motorcycle accidents: Colorado man faces charges

A motorcyclist in El Paso County tragically lost his life after a crash involving a car on the morning of June 23. The Colorado State Patrol is still in the process of investigating the crash, and they have not yet filed charges against the driver of the car involved in the accident. Motorcycle accidents often prove fatal, so thankfully the family of the deceased man has precedent in filing a wrongful death suit in civil court apart from any criminal charges that might be filed. 

According to the accident report, just before 9 a.m. a motorcycle headed eastbound on a local street was stopped at a red light. A vehicle driven by a 45-year-old woman apparently failed to stop in time and struck the motorcycle from behind. The force of the impact was enough to push the bike into the intersection, ejecting its 80-year-old male rider. He was rushed to a local hospital with critical injuries and was pronounced dead shortly thereafter. 

Wrongful death suit may be forthcoming in passenger death

A serious rollover crash late in the morning of June 16 has left one person dead and another seriously hurt. Colorado State Patrol responded to the fatal car crash on Interstate 25 near Colorado City. One individual was pronounced dead, and the other was taken to a local hospital. Though the cause of the accident has not been determined, criminal charges and/or a wrongful death suit may be in the cards for the driver. 

According to the very limited accident report, only a single vehicle was involved in the crash. The driver, who has not been identified publicly, was traveling southbound near mile marker 79 around 11:45 a.m. when the accident occurred. For reasons that have not yet been ascertained, the driver appeared to lose control of the vehicle, causing it to roll over. This blocked the right lane of I-25. 

Wrongful death possible in death of teen

A seventh-grade student was tragically killed in a crash the night of June 8. Colorado police have identified the 13-year-old student, who attended a nearby school. The driver of the pickup truck involved in the crash has been apprehended. He is now being held in a county jail on suspicion of DUI and vehicular homicide, among several other charges. Even if he is not found guilty of the criminal charges, the boy's family are entitled to file a wrongful death suit against him in civil court as well. 

According to the accident report, around 9:30 p.m., officers responded to the crash. It appears the boy was walking when the pickup truck ran into him. He was seriously injured and was rushed to the hospital. He was pronounced dead sometime later. The boy's school has since provided grief counseling services to the students and families, working closely with the school district's psychological response team. 

Car accidents: 2 injured in Colorado

A collision on U.S. Highway 160 caused road closures and sent two people to the hospital, according to local news. Colorado State Patrol, in conjunction with the Montezuma County Sheriff's Office, responded to the accident along with fire and other emergency crews. As with many car accidents of this type, an investigation is still underway into its cause, and so far, no charges have been filed. 

According to the accident report, authorities were called in shortly after 2 p.m., responding to a car accident involving two vehicles. It appears a vehicle driven by a 71-year-old man was attempting to negotiate a left-hand turn from County Road 34 onto the eastbound highway. As he was entering the turn, a 25-year-old man headed westbound T-boned his vehicle. The force of the impact trapped the older man in his vehicle, where he needed to be extricated by emergency crews. 

Car accidents: Pedestrian accident victim ID'd in Colorado

A 48-year-old man who was killed in what police believe to be a hit-and-run crash on the night of May 19 has been identified, according to police. Colorado Springs authorities identified the man, who was killed by a vehicle whose driver is apparently still at large. As with most hit-and-run car accidents, police have reached out to the community in the hopes of catching the driver responsible for the tragic death. 

From the accident report, it appears sometime just before 10 p.m. the night of May 19, the 48-year-old man was walking in a neighborhood on the northeast side of the city. A vehicle police believe to be a pickup truck reportedly struck the man, who was found lying in the middle of the road. The driver who struck him did not wait for police to arrive or attempt to render aid. 

Car accidents: Several injured in Colorado

A serious crash in Colorado Springs has sent several people to the hospital and left one driver with a citation, according to local and state police. Colorado authorities were dispatched to the scene of the crash that reportedly involved three vehicles. As with most car accidents causing injury, this incident is still being investigated.

Police say on the evening of May 21, a westbound dump truck was traveling on Interquest Parkway while loaded with asphalt. An SUV carrying several passengers as well as a 10-passenger van were both waiting to make left and right-hand turns respectively. The SUV reportedly pulled out in front of the dump truck, causing the initial collision.

Car accidents: Colorado man faces charges

A man is facing criminal charges after a car accident that police say was caused by a faulty brake system. Colorado authorities contend the man, 29 years old, was aware of the brake issue and drove the vehicle anyway, leading to the injury of a 6-year-old girl who was a passenger in the vehicle at the time of the crash. As with most car accidents, this incident is still under investigation by local police.

According to the accident report, the man was driving eastbound on a local roadway in Colorado Springs on the morning of May 4 when the accident occurred. Reportedly, the man ran a red light before crashing into a construction trailer being hauled by another vehicle. The girl, who was unrestrained in the front seat, was rushed to a local hospital with unknown injuries. She is currently recovering.

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