When a group of friends gathers with the intention of having a good time, it often involves alcohol. And when the group needs to transport from one location to the next, many times, poor choices are made and car accidents tend to follow. This type of scenario may have been what led to a horrific crash on Interstate 225 in Denver that left three people dead and three others seriously injured.
The Colorado State Patrol responded to the single-vehicle crash on a recent Saturday afternoon. Reportedly, the vehicle carrying six people had been traveling north on I-225 when the driver lost control. It went off the shoulder and rolled three times. Unfortunately, the driver and a male passenger, both in their 20s, died at the scene.
Another passenger in his 30s was ejected from the vehicle and was transported to a hospital, where he has since died from his injuries. Three other passengers, two with serious injuries and one with life-threatening injuries, were also taken to a local hospital. According to police, several of the car’s occupants were not wearing seat belts and, consequently, were ejected from the vehicle. CSP has said that the vehicle has proper seating for only five passengers, and speed and alcohol are considered factors in the crash.
Sadly, the driver in this case apparently made the fateful decision to drink and then drive, and then she chose to drive recklessly. Now, three people are dead and three others have suffered injuries that may potentially affect their lives moving forward. Although the driver is among the deceased, her estate could be held accountable should the families of the other victims choose to pursue a civil lawsuit. A Denver attorney experienced in personal injury law can be a valuable resource for victims of car accidents looking to discuss their options.