To operate a motor vehicle as safely as possible, the driver has to stay alert and focused at all times behind the wheel. This is one reason why driving under the influence of alcohol is so dangerous and reckless. Alcohol greatly impairs a person’s judgment and slows reaction time considerably. Unfortunately, drunk driving continues to be a significant cause of fatal car accidents in Colorado and across the country.
Details of a possible DUI crash
Recently in Colorado Springs, one person was killed after an alleged intoxicated driver lost control of his vehicle. The crash happened during the overnight hours near Barnes and Charlotte Parkway. Apparently, a driver lost control of his vehicle and drove off a bridge. According to accident reports, the vehicle tumbled down a hill and came to rest on its roof in the middle of a shallow creek.
Reports said firefighters and first responders had to extract the driver and passenger from the vehicle. Tragically, the passenger was killed in the crash while the driver was rushed to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries, authorities said. According to police, the driver was likely speeding and intoxicated. The driver will probably be facing very serious charges.
Families have legal options
Losing a loved one in a tragic accident is one of the most painful things a person can experience. The surviving loved ones of the passenger who perished in this Colorado crash have options available that could help to ease their pain and suffering. By speaking with an experienced legal professional and filing a wrongful death claim, family members could obtain monetary damages to help with funeral expenses.