In Colorado cities such as Denver, most people are pedestrians at some point during the day. For many residents of these metropolitan areas, walking is the most economical and practical form of transportation. However, any time pedestrians and vehicles are in proximity, car accidents involving pedestrians may occur. Unfortunately, when a pedestrian is struck by a vehicle, there is a high probability that they will be seriously hurt or killed.
Pedestrian struck by vehicle
Recently in Windsor, three pedestrians were struck by a vehicle as they gathered to observe a memorial. The accident happened during the evening hours on Eastman Park Drive. According to reports, a group of 13 pedestrians had gathered by the side of the road to attend a memorial for a man who was killed in a motorcycle crash in the same spot about a year prior. Reports said the driver of a westbound SUV suddenly struck three of the pedestrians.
Tragically, authorities said one of the pedestrians died at the scene of the accident. Reportedly, the other two pedestrians were injured but did not require hospital treatment. Police said the driver of the SUV remained on the scene of the accident and cooperated with authorities. Although nothing has been reported, there could be charges filed in connection with the accident.
During the last few years, much progress has been made to improve pedestrian safety in cities and near busy roads in Colorado. However, car accidents involving pedestrians cannot be completely prevented. Those in Colorado who have suffered injuries or the loss of a loved one as a result of negligence in these types of accidents reserve the right to take legal action and contact a skilled litigator. By filing a lawsuit, victims and families could receive a substantial monetary award to help in recovering from a traumatic accident.