Most drivers in Colorado would likely admit they have used a cellphone at one time or another while driving. However, it is a main form of distracted driving and one of the most dangerous things a person can do. Statistically, those who use a cellphone while driving are four times as likely to cause a crash.
Fatal accident blamed on distracted driver
Recently in El Paso County, a young girl lost her life in an accident that may have been caused by a distracted driver. The crash happened during the morning hours on Highway 94. Reportedly, a school bus had stopped in the roadway with its lights on, and three vehicles were also stopped behind the bus. Accident reports said another vehicle slammed into the three stopped vehicles, causing a chain reaction crash.
Tragically, authorities said a 12-year-old girl in the vehicle that was initially hit was killed in the accident. Reports said three other people were injured and taken to an area hospital for treatment. According to the Colorado State Patrol, distracted driving likely caused this terrible accident.
What can victims and families do in the aftermath?
It seems that more and more accidents are being caused by distracted driving every year in Colorado and across the country. Those in Colorado who have been injured or suffered the loss of a loved one at the hands of a distracted or negligent driver have options in the aftermath of a traumatic accident. By contacting a skilled litigator and filing a lawsuit, victims and families could receive much-needed compensation and a sense of justice.