While no motorist in Colorado expects to be involved in a crash, one of the few guarantees in life is that accidents happen. Fortunately, many car accidents can be prevented if drivers just stay focused and attentive behind the wheel. However, many motorists take driving for granted and focus their attention on everything except the road in front of them.
Details of a devastating accident
Recently, a 10-year-old girl was left paralyzed after a tragic accident near Genesee. The four-vehicle accident happened along the westbound lanes of Interstate 70. The girl was a passenger in a car driven by her mother. According to reports, the family’s car was stopped in traffic on the roadway when a westbound SUV slammed into a sedan behind their car. The impact knocked the sedan into the back of their car and pushed the family’s car into another vehicle.
Reports said the young girl’s spinal cord was severed. Apparently, doctors said the girl will never be able to walk again. Her mother suffered a concussion and a broken wrist in the crash. Authorities said the driver of the SUV was an off-duty police officer and may have been distracted at the time of the crash. He was cited for careless driving resulting in serious bodily injury.
Being involved in a serious car accident can turn a person’s world upside down. Those in Colorado who have suffered injuries or the loss of an immediate family member in an accident caused by the negligence of another party could benefit by contacting an experienced personal injury attorney. A successful lawsuit could result in victims and families receiving much-needed financial relief.