Many residents of large cities like Denver walk to get where they need to go. Pedestrians are typically out and about at nearly all hours of the day and night. Drivers have a duty and responsibility to stay focused and watch out for pedestrians. Unfortunately, thousands of pedestrians are injured or killed by motor vehicles in Colorado and across the country every year.
Recent pedestrian accidents
In the last few weeks, several vehicle versus pedestrian accidents were reported across Denver. In one accident, police said that four pedestrians were hit by a car at Wazee Street and 18th Street. According to authorities, all four were injured and taken to a hospital, with two of them seriously hurt.
In another recent accident, a pedestrian lost her life after being struck by a vehicle. This accident reportedly happened just after midnight at Federal Boulevard and Third Avenue. Reports said the pedestrian was rushed to a local hospital where she later died. Police said the driver remained on the scene and cooperated with investigators.
What can victims and families do in the aftermath?
Pedestrians can increase safety by avoiding hazardous areas with no sidewalks, refraining from distractions and using crosswalks when crossing the street. Since pedestrians are exposed and minimally protected, they are more likely to be seriously injured or killed if they are hit by a vehicle. Colorado residents who suffer the loss of a beloved family member due to the negligence of another party have the right to speak with a skilled litigator and pursue damages through a wrongful death lawsuit. Damages from a successful claim could ease the pain of struggling family members and help them pay end-of-life expenses.