A serious car accident has sent four people to local hospitals, according to local sources. Authorities in Colorado Springs responded to a car crash on the afternoon of July 25. So far, the cause of this crash is still under investigation. As with many car accidents, this investigation could take time before analysts can determine what happened.
Very little information is available about the single-vehicle crash that occurred in the northbound lanes of Powers. Photo evidence from the scene suggests the vehicle was traveling at a fast rate of speed before striking an obstacle that destroyed the front of the car. The reason for this collision is not currently known.
Four people, none of whom have been publicly identified by authorities, were in the car at the time of the crash. Two people escaped with only minor injuries, but two more sustained injuries described as serious. The damage to the car was so severe that one of the occupants had to be extracted from the wreckage. Police closed the northbound lanes to facilitate the investigation, headed by the Colorado Springs Police Department Major Accident Unit.
Depending on the outcome of their investigation, this case could take several paths. Car accidents that cause injury or death are usually investigated with an eye toward determining whether the driver was operating the vehicle safely at the time of the crash. In cases where driver error comes into play, criminal charges are sometimes filed (provided the driver survived the crash). In any case, the injured parties may be entitled to file civil personal injury suits against the driver or his/her estate for damages suffered in the accident.