Most drivers are aware of the dangers on the road. A car accident can occur at anytime, but when a driver is impaired in some way, the likelihood of a crash occurring increases greatly. A recent accident on Interstate 70 may just illustrate this point since it was determined that the driver of the car involved was impaired.
The crash, which occurred very early one Colorado morning, proved to be deadly. A car with four occupants crashed head-on with a tractor trailer, and both vehicles caught on fire. The truck driver was able to get out and refused medical treatment at the scene. Good Samaritans were able to remove three people from the car to safety, however, the driver was declared dead at the scene.
The accident happened in a construction zone where the speed limit had been reduced. It was not specifically noted if speed was believed to be a factor in the ongoing investigation. The road was closed for approximately eight hours while Colorado authorities conducted their onsite investigation and the roadway was cleaned up.
In the meantime, the victims who were hospitalized as a result of this car accident have incurred, and may still be incurring, expenses such as medical bills and lost wages. An accident victim can often suffer not only physically and emotionally, but financially as well. With mounds of medical bills and the potential for long term medical needs, a victim may be best served by pursuing a civil suit. By having an understanding of his or her rights under our state laws, a victim can often receive the best possible outcome and have a chance to recover any monetary losses.
Source: aspentimes.com, “One dead in Glenwood Canyon crash,” May 23, 2013