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Head-on car accident kills a young driver and her passenger

Unfortunately, a great number of accidents occur in Colorado when a driver stops focusing on the road. Whether it is because the driver is in a daze, inebriated or something else, the result is often the same. Many head-on accidents occur when a driver crosses into the opposing lane of traffic and causes a car accident. There are some instances when those involved may only suffer minor injuries, but there are other times when serious injuries and/or fatalities result.

During a recent Saturday evening, a driver was reportedly headed north, by mile marker 56 on Highway 133 near Redstone. She apparently veered into the opposite lane of traffic. As she drove across the center lane, her vehicle collided with a hatchback head-on.

The driver of the hatchback, a 21-year-old woman, passed away at the crash site. A passenger, her 22-year-old boyfriend, suffered serious injuries. The driver thought responsible for the accident suffered serious injuries. Both the driver and the hatchback's passenger were taken to a nearby medical facility for treatment.

According to a Colorado State Patrol trooper, the woman was charged with driving in a careless manner that caused a death and failure to travel in one lane. The life of the young woman who passed away in this car accident cannot be replaced, but her family may be able to find some sense of justice by filing and litigating a wrongful death claim against driver deemed responsible for the deadly crash. Separately, the injured passenger may elect to file a personal injury claim against the same individual. If the evidence presented documents that the driver was careless in a manner that caused the collision, a civil court may award financial relief to the grieving family for expenses associated with this tragedy, and to the passenger to help alleviate any financial burdens occasioned by the tragedy.

Source: aspentimes.com, "Basalt woman cited for role in fatal Highway 133 crash", , Aug. 26, 2014

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