Colorado roadways are notorious for being some of the most dangerous in the country. Especially in and around cities like Denver, roads can quickly get congested and even treacherous. It can seem as if just getting from point A to point B is like running a gauntlet. Unfortunately, it’s not a question of if car accidents will happen, but when.
Recently near Blue River, a young woman lost her life and three other people were seriously injured in a two-vehicle head-on crash. The accident happened during the evening hours on Colorado Highway 9 near milepost 81. According to reports from the Colorado State Patrol, the driver of a southbound pickup truck lost control of the vehicle, crossed into the northbound lane of travel and crashed head-on into a northbound SUV.
Authorities said the 22-year-old female driver of the SUV was killed in the accident. Reports said three passengers in the SUV were seriously injured and taken to an area hospital for treatment. Reportedly, the driver of the pickup truck was not injured in the crash. Police are currently investigating the crash and say that alcohol and excessive speed may have played a role in the accident.
Where can victims and families get help?
Experiencing a serious or fatal car accident can be traumatic and leave victims and families dealing with lifelong consequences. Those in Colorado who have suffered injuries or the loss of loved ones due to negligence in car accidents can begin the process of legal recourse by speaking with an experienced attorney. A successfully litigated claim could result in much-needed compensation to help victims and families deal with the pain and suffering they are likely feeling.