In Denver and surrounding areas, pedestrians are literally everywhere, regardless of the time of day. Both drivers and pedestrians must stay focused when driving or walking on busy roadways. Although pedestrian safety is a big focus in Colorado, accidents are nearly inevitable any time pedestrians and vehicles are in proximity.
A Denver police officer is under investigation after allegedly striking and killing a pedestrian. The incident happened at night at the intersection of University Boulevard and Hampden Avenue. According to accident reports, the officer was off duty and was driving an unmarked police SUV on Hampden Avenue.
Reportedly, the officer struck a male pedestrian who was attempting to cross Hampden Avenue at the intersection. Unfortunately, the pedestrian died at the scene of the accident, reports said. The Colorado State Patrol said impairment is not suspected and the driver stayed on the scene after the accident. CSP continues to investigate the tragedy.
Help for families
No one can predict what may happen on crowded city streets. The trauma of losing a family member is often magnified when the loved one is lost due to the fault of another. Colorado families who have suffered the loss of an immediate family member in an accident caused by negligence can get help by speaking with an attorney and filing a wrongful death claim. Damages from a successful lawsuit can help families pay medical bills, end-of-life expenses and other documented financial losses.