Many drivers don’t take into account all the risks that come with operating a motor vehicle. It’s easy to start the vehicle, hit the road and just zone out. But driving is statistically the most dangerous thing that most Colorado residents do every day. To reduce the odds of car accidents, drivers must always pay attention behind the wheel.
Deadly accident details
Recently in Colorado Springs, a motorist was killed in an accident that may have been caused by speeding. The crash involved five vehicles and happened just before noon at the intersection of Austin Bluffs Parkway and Rangewood Drive. Reportedly, a sedan was stopped in the left turn lane on Austin Bluffs Parkway, waiting to make a left turn onto Rangewood Drive. Police said a pickup truck that was headed north on Austin Bluffs Parkway drifted into the left turn lane and hit the sedan.
The two vehicles then collided with other vehicles at the intersection. Unfortunately, the driver of the sedan died two days later. According to Colorado Springs Police, investigations are ongoing, but it appears that speeding played a role in the accident.
What can victims and families do in the aftermath?
A serious crash can happen in the blink of an eye. In the state of Colorado, when people are hurt or killed in car accidents caused by a negligent driver, victims and/or surviving families have the right to speak with an attorney and take legal action against those deemed negligent. A successfully litigated lawsuit could supply those affected with much-needed financial relief.