It seems too many Colorado residents take driving for granted these days. Roadways across this state can be very dangerous, so getting behind the wheel of a motor vehicle is nothing to be taken lightly. The actions of other drivers are completely unpredictable and serious car accidents can happen without warning. Car accidents are one of the leading causes of death and serious injury today.
Recently, a crash in Pueblo County ended the life of an elderly woman and a juvenile and injured two other people. The accident happened during the afternoon hours along Highway 50 near 36th Lane. According to reports from the Colorado State Patrol, a car was traveling on Highway 50 and the driver attempted to make a left-turn onto 36th Lane. Reports said the car was then struck by a pickup truck that was heading east on Highway 50.
Tragically, authorities said the elderly driver of the car and a juvenile in the car were killed in the accident. Reportedly, another juvenile in the car was seriously injured and had to be airlifted to a hospital. The driver of the pickup truck suffered injuries that were not life-threatening, police said.
Those who are injured in car accidents often require extensive and expensive medical care. Also, families of victims who are killed are often overwhelmed by end-of-life expenses. Colorado residents who have suffered injuries or the tragic loss of an immediate family member due to negligence in an accident may want to consider speaking with an experienced and knowledgeable attorney. Damages from a successful lawsuit could provide much-needed financial relief for victims and families.