It is common knowledge that driving under the influence of alcohol is not only illegal in Colorado, but also extremely dangerous. Alcohol impairs an individual’s coordination, so an intoxicated driver often lacks the ability to react and avoid a crash. Having to live with the emotional consequences of driving drunk and killing another human being is a burden far greater than any physical injury.
Accident caused by alleged drunk driver
Recently in Broomfield, an accident that claimed the life of a woman has been blamed on a possible drunk driver. The crash happened during the overnight hours in the northbound lanes of Interstate 25. Apparently, the driver of an SUV was headed south in the northbound lanes. According to reports, the SUV struck the left side of a northbound SUV then collided head-on with a sedan.
Reports said the driver of the sedan was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. Two occupants in the northbound SUV were not injured. The driver of the SUV that reportedly caused the crash suffered injuries and was taken to a local hospital. Officers from the Colorado State Patrol said the wrong-way driver was suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol.
What surviving family members can do in the aftermath
Every year, thousands of people in Colorado choose to get behind the wheel while intoxicated. In the aftermath of a fatal Colorado accident, the surviving family members of the deceased can take legal action against those deemed responsible by speaking with an attorney and filing a wrongful death claim. If negligence is proved, family members could be awarded deserved monetary damages.