A Thursday night crash has claimed the life of a 42-year-old man. The car accident has also left two people injured. Colorado authorities do not yet know the cause of the accident and are still awaiting blood test results to determine if drugs or alcohol were contributing factors.
Authorities arrived on the scene of an accident that took place at almost 11:00 p.m. Upon a preliminary investigation, authorities believe that the accident occurred when two college students were near the University campus while their vehicle was stopped. A ford, driven by a 42-year-old man, was reportedly moving at an excessive rate of speed when he crashed into the back of their Dodge. The impact caused the Ford to spin out of control and smash into a tree.
Both occupants in the Dodge suffered injuries and were transported to the hospital. The exact details of their conditions have not been released, however, one of the occupants had to be flown into the medical facility. According to authorities, speed may have been a factor in this incident. An autopsy will be performed to determine if the man was under the influence at the time of the crash.
A car accident in Colorado is usually traumatizing for victims who experience them. Depending on the extent of their injuries, the victims may be forced to miss time from work and school to make a full recovery. The driver deemed responsible in this case is deceased, but that does not mean that all hope of justice is gone. The victims retain the right to pursue legal action against the estate of the deceased to seek financial relief based upon evidence of negligence.
Source: ABC Denver, Police: Speeding driver crashes, dies near Colorado State University, Deb Stanley, Sept. 27, 2013