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Patricia M. Jarzobski

Wrongful death suit possible in head-on Colorado crash

Two people lost their lives during the evening of Aug. 30, according to the Colorado State Patrol. The accident reportedly occurred on state Highway 9 and involved two vehicles. One woman has been taken into custody for alleged drunk driving in this case, and the families of the deceased may be considering filing wrongful death lawsuits in addition to the criminal charges. 

Reportedly, a vehicle headed southbound crossed over the line into the northbound lanes. The southbound driver had been witnessed driving erratically, with one witness saying the driver was "swerving all over the road" just prior to the crash. It appears the driver of the southbound vehicle swerved onto the shoulder before overcorrecting into the northbound lanes. 

Car accidents: 1 injured in single-vehicle pedestrian accident

A popular street festival was the site of near tragedy on the night of Sept. 1, according to local sources. The Denver festival, A Taste of Colorado, was disrupted by a vehicle driving through a barrier and injuring a pedestrian. As with all car accidents of this type, this one is still under investigation and charges could be pending against the driver. 

Information was limited at the time of an early news report, with officers still on the scene. It has been confirmed that around 9 p.m. an unknown person drove a vehicle through a barrier set up to secure the outdoor festival. It appears the driver was attempting to circumvent the barrier when the vehicle involved struck a pedestrian, who has also not been publicly named by police. That individual suffered a leg injury of unknown severity. 

Car accidents: 1 dead, 1 injured in Colorado crash

A single-car accident in Pueblo resulted in the death of the driver, according to local sources. The Colorado Department of Transportation has confirmed the crash occurred around 7:30 p.m. on Aug. 23. For the moment they have not come to a final determination of what caused the crash, but as with many car accidents, they have not ruled out alcohol and reckless driving as possible factors. 

According to the limited information included in the report released by police, it appears the vehicle was traveling northbound on Interstate 25 when the vehicle crashed. The details of the crash are incomplete, but it was enough to close northbound lanes altogether from 7:30 through to 10:30 that night to facilitate the forensic investigation. The drive was killed in the crash, but was not immediately identified pending notification of next-of-kin. 

Car accidents: 1 dead, several injured in Colorado

A 29-year-old man is tragically dead, and several other people, including two children, have been hospitalized after a head-on crash in Commerce City. Colorado authorities have yet to determine the cause of the crash and have not ruled out alcohol as a possible factor. As with most car accidents causing fatalities, this one is still under careful investigation as of this report. 

According to the information available so far, the 29-year-old man was in the driver's seat of the vehicle that also carried a 30-year-old woman from Amherst and two children of indeterminate age. The relationship between the car's occupants has not been determined at this time. Their vehicle collided head-on with a van carrying two men who have not been identified publicly. The force of the impact damaged the car to the point where the occupants had to be extracted by emergency personnel. 

Wrongful death suit possible in Colorado DUI car accident

One woman is dead and a 21-year-old man is in custody following a motor vehicle accident. According to the Colorado State Police, the man is believed to have been driving drunk at the time of the crash. Separate from the criminal case against him, the family of the deceased woman may also choose to file a wrongful death lawsuit against him in civil court for his role in the tragedy. 

According to the information provided by police in Loveland, the man was headed southbound around 2:17 a.m. the morning of Aug. 9 when he appeared to lose control of his vehicle. The pickup truck he was driving left the road and struck a traffic pole with enough force to eject his passenger. The passenger was pronounced dead at the scene by arriving medical personnel. Her identity was not released initially pending notification of next of kin. 

Car accidents: 1 dead, 2 injured in Colorado Springs

One person has died in a serious auto collision at the Cimarron interchange, according to local police. Authorities in Colorado Springs have also confirmed that two other people were injured in the accident, which closed down the lanes below Interstate 25 for over eight hours. As with many fatal car accidents, the identity of the deceased individual is being withheld pending notification of next of kin, and police have not filed charges. 

According to the limited information available in the report, the driver of a pickup truck was headed westbound on Cimarron when it allegedly ran a red light before striking another SUV pulling a camper. The force of the impact killed the driver, who was pronounced dead at the scene. Two people in the SUV were injured and rushed to local hospitals. The extent of their injuries is unknown. 

Car accidents: 3-car crash injures 6 people in Colorado Springs

A 29-year-old man is under arrest following a serious accident that sent six people to the hospital, according to local sources. Colorado Springs police responded to the crash on the afternoon of July 24. As with many car accidents, police are still in the process of investigating the cause of this crash, though it appears one driver may face charges of DUI. 

According to the limited information available in the report, it appears the 29-year-old was driving south in the northbound lanes of Academy in Colorado Springs when the accident occurred. The man crashed into another vehicle turning northbound onto Academy, and then collided with another vehicle turning southbound. A total of six people were injured in the crash, which occurred around 1:50 p.m. 

Car accidents: Driver arrested in suspected hit-and-run

A cyclist was killed on Independence Day and local police have arrested a suspect believed to have been involved in the hit-and-run accident. Car accidents of this type are carefully investigated by Colorado authorities, and if the driver is found to have broken the law in regard to the accident, he could face jail time. However, the investigation is still underway as of this report. 

According to the available information, around 6:30 a.m. on July 4, a man was riding his bicycle when he was apparently struck by a vehicle driven by a 36-year-old man. The driver then reportedly fled the scene. First responders transported the cyclist to a local hospital, where he later succumbed to his injuries. 

Car accidents: Man injured in suspected DUI crash

Police in Colorado Springs have arrested a woman they believe was driving drunk after a crash that injured one person, according to local sources. Colorado authorities have confirmed the arrest of a 30-year-old woman under suspicion of DUI. Car accidents causing serious injury, especially when predicated on drunk driving, can result in serious criminal penalties, including loss of license and jail time. 

According to the limited information available in the report, on the evening of July 9, officers in Colorado Springs observed an eastbound vehicle sideswipe at least three parked cars. They initiated a pullover, at which point the vehicle smashed into the back of a parked van. A man, who has since been identified by friends and family, was working in the back of the van at the time and was seriously hurt. 

Car accidents: 5 vehicle crash sends 4 to hospital

Police are still trying to determine what caused a serious crash that injured multiple people on the night of June 20, according to local sources. The Colorado Highway Patrol in association with the Windsor Police Department are investigating the crash, and so far no arrests have been made. As with many car accidents, however, police have asked that anyone with information about the accident reach out to authorities. 

Information about the accident is still limited at this time, but it has been confirmed that it happened around 7:40 p.m. on Colorado 392. Five vehicles were involved, including a motorcycle, two SUVs and two pickup trucks, which were traveling both east and west on 392. Unfortunately, the specifics of what caused the chain reaction to begin have yet to be fully determined. 

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