Drivers today are exposed to many potential distractions when they get behind the wheel. Unfortunately, distracted driving is a growing problem in Colorado and across the United States. One Colorado man suffered life-altering injuries in a recent car accident blamed on an alleged distracted driver.
The accident happened in Englewood on Monarch Boulevard near Rock Canyon High School. The man said he was driving a van when he was T-boned by a sedan, causing his van to flip over. Just before the collision, the man said he saw the driver of the car reach down for something. The sedan then swerved and hit the van.
The man said his legs were crushed trapping him in the vehicle. Two of his family members were his passengers and were also severely injured. The man eventually had to have his left leg amputated. The victim and his family hope that this accident brings awareness to the dangers of distracted driving.
What can victims and families do in the aftermath?
According to the Colorado Department of Transportation, there were over 10,000 crashes involving distracted drivers in 2020. CDOT says that 68 people were killed in these accidents. Colorado residents who have suffered injury or the loss of a loved one in car accidents caused by distracted or otherwise negligent drivers have options for legal recourse. By contacting a knowledgeable legal professional and filing a claim, victims and surviving families could obtain much-needed and deserved financial relief.