When Colorado residents are out on the road, they are expecting to get to their destinations with no problems. However, car accidents do take place, bringing with them a variety of complications. Car accidents can result in injuries, traffic citations or lawsuits. One man is facing charges after wrecking his own car and injuring another person.
A report stated that the late-evening accident occurred when the 29-year-old man was driving at a speed twice the posted limit and hit a dip in the road. He lost control of his car and it skidded off the road and rolled over into the yard of a residence. The children who lived at the house had just gone in from playing near where the car stopped.
There were witnesses in the area who told police that someone who looked like the man got out of the car and had blood all over his face. He then ran into a nearby field after he tried to pull his passenger out of the car. His passenger was later found to have numerous broken ribs and a concussion, according to the treating physician. When police searched the car they found several empty and unopened bottles of beer inside. The day after the accident, the man turned himself in and is now facing several charges, including vehicular assault while driving recklessly and leaving the scene of an accident.
People who have been injured in car accidents caused by negligence may have medical bills and other expenses that they sometimes have a hard time paying. Colorado residents who have found themselves in this untenable situation have the option of filing a personal injury lawsuit. If money is awarded in a judgement, it can be used to help pay any balances owed.
Source: gjsentinel.com, “Driver who fled scene may face vehicular assault charge“, Gabrielle Porter, May 7, 2016