Head-on collisions are often deadly. Most of the time, a head-on crash is caused by a driver who is on the wrong side of the road. Fortunately, head-on collisions make up a small portion of the total car accidents that occur in Colorado each year. However, when a direct head-to-head collision happens between two vehicles, the results can be catastrophic.
Violent head-on crash
Recently in El Paso County, a tragic head-on crash claimed the life of one driver and seriously injured another. The accident happened during the morning hours on Highway 24 just east of Elbert Road near mile mark 326. According to reports from the Colorado State Patrol, a car and a pickup truck struck each other head-on. Reports said there was one person in each vehicle and both were seriously injured.
Reportedly, the driver of the pickup truck was transported to a local medical center via ambulance, while a medical helicopter was called in for the driver of the car. Tragically, police said the driver of the car died at the scene while waiting to be airlifted. Officers believe driver fatigue may have played a role in the accident. Police are urging drivers to pull over if they feel tired or fatigued and always wear seat belts.
Those who have been involved in a crash are often left feeling helpless and may be overwhelmed by crippling fear. Anyone in Colorado who has suffered injuries or the loss of an immediate family member in a car accident caused by negligence has the right to contact an experienced lawyer and pursue monetary damages. By filing a claim, victims and families could obtain compensation to help ease their pain and suffering.