Few things are as frightening as looking out the windshield of a car and seeing a speeding vehicle approaching head-on. Unfortunately, wrong-way drivers continue to be a persistent threat on Colorado roadways. Wrong-way drivers often cause head-on collisions, which are some of the deadliest types of crashes.
Vehicle crossed the centerline
Recently in Boulder County, a crash blamed on a wrong-way driver killed two people and injured another person. The accident happened on U.S. 287 near Dawson Drive during the afternoon hours. According to reports from the Colorado State Patrol, a sedan was heading north on U.S. 287 when the driver crossed the centerline and drove into the southbound lanes. Reports said the vehicle then crashed head-on into a southbound pickup truck.
Reportedly, the driver of the pickup truck was badly injured and taken to a local hospital. Authorities said the driver and passenger in the sedan were both pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. Apparently, speed and alcohol are not suspected to be factors in the accident. Officers are still investigating what caused the sedan driver to veer into oncoming traffic.
Victims and families have options
Negligent and careless drivers contribute to thousands of deaths every year in Colorado and across the United States. When the cause a serious or fatal crash, victims and surviving family members reserve the right to contact a litigator who can help them seek damages. A successful lawsuit could result in much-needed compensation to help victims and family members in the aftermath of a traumatic accident.