Unfortunately, people in Colorado continue to drink and drive without realizing the potential damage they could cause. Consuming alcohol impairs an individual’s reaction time, judgment, vision and concentration. When a driver takes to the road while under the influence of alcohol, they endanger their own life as well as the lives of everyone else on the road. The ramifications of driving under the influence of alcohol can be catastrophic and far more severe than just a DUI charge.
Deadly DUI crash
An accident in Colorado Springs that claimed the life of a motorist may have been caused by a drunk driver. It happened just after midnight at the intersection of East Fountain Boulevard and Jet Wing Drive. According to police reports, an SUV that was headed west on Fountain Boulevard proceeded through a red light at the intersection.
Reportedly, the SUV then crashed into a car that was traveling south on Jet Wing Drive. Authorities said the driver of the car was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the SUV was arrested for suspected drunk driving.
Help for loved ones
A driver must always remain focused and attentive while operating a motor vehicle. Consuming alcohol makes this nearly impossible. The surviving family members of the driver who was killed in this Colorado car accident have the right to file a wrongful death claim in civil court. A successfully navigated claim could result in much-needed monetary damages to help the family pay funeral expenses and recover documented financial losses.