No driver expects to get into a crash. Yet, it’s a statistical fact that most Colorado drivers will be involved in an accident at some point in their lives. Being involved in a car accident is stressful enough, but the experience can be even more frustrating and overwhelming when the at-fault driver flees the scene. Even though it is illegal to leave the scene of an accident, some people may attempt to flee if they are driving without a license, uninsured or intoxicated.
Recently in Colorado Springs, two people were injured in a crash blamed on a hit-and-run driver. The accident happened during the afternoon at the intersection of Woodmen and Rangewood. According to police reports, the alleged hit-and-run driver caused a rollover crash at the intersection that injured two motorists, one of whom had to be taken to a local hospital for treatment. Allegedly, the same driver caused multiple crashes in the area and fled the scene of each one.
Police said the string of crashes started when the accused individual hit a vehicle in a parking lot off of New Circle Drive, then struck another vehicle in an area near Woodmen and Austin Bluffs. Reportedly, the driver hit a total of six vehicles. Police said they eventually found the man and placed him under arrest. Apparently, the driver was impaired at the time of the incidents.
Legal options for family members
It only takes a split second for an accident to happen, but the effects can be felt by victims and family members for years. Those in Colorado who have been injured or suffered the loss of loved ones in car accidents caused by negligent drivers should consider meeting with a lawyer to discuss their options for recourse. Damages from a successful claim could help ease the pain and suffering that often follows a serious accident.