Life can change in an instant. When going through the daily routine of life, not paying attention and thinking nothing significant is about to happen, it does. Millions of people hit the roadways around 5:00pm every evening in a daze from the workday and just trying to get home for some rest and time with family and friends. Sometimes, in those most routine moments, life changes. That was the case for three individuals involved in a car accident that took the life of a Colorado man recently.
In the daily rush hour traffic on Interstate 25 a Colorado man traveling south in an SUV was suddenly rear-ended by another car. The impact caused the SUV to veer left, plow across the grassy median and head into oncoming traffic. On the northbound side of the interstate, his SUV slammed head-on into a third vehicle, a sedan.
The immense impact of the crash caused the driver of the SUV to be ejected from the vehicle even though he was wearing his seat belt. The 33-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the sedan was a 41-year-old woman who sustained minor injuries and was treated at a local hospital. She was also wearing her seat belt. The 26-year-old female driver who rear-ended the SUV was wearing her seat belt and was not hurt.
Colorado police are continuing to investigate the car accident as the cause of the crash has not yet been determined. If the woman who apparently caused the collision was found to be intoxicated, speeding, texting or otherwise driving negligently, she may face serious consequences for her role in the other woman’s injuries and the man’s death. In addition to any criminal charges she may face, the surviving victim and the family of the deceased victim may choose to file a civil claim against the woman. An experienced personal injury attorney can help the victims ease the financial burden caused by the horrific incident by recovering monetary compensation through successfully navigated civil claims and settlements with the appropriate insurance companies.