Drinking and driving do not mix. Yet many people in Colorado and across the country continue to throw caution to the wind and drive while intoxicated. Drunk drivers endanger the lives of all those they encounter. When drivers make the decision to get behind the wheel after consuming alcohol, the results can be devastating.
Deadly hit-and-run crash
Recently, a suspected drunk driver apparently caused a fatal crash and apparently ran away from the scene. The incident happened in Denver on New Year’s Day during the early morning hours near North Chambers Road and East 53rd Avenue. According to police reports, the driver of a minivan crashed into a sedan near Parkfield Lake Park.
Tragically, the driver of the sedan was killed in the crash. After hitting the sedan, police said the driver of the minivan fled the scene on foot. Police believe the driver who caused the crash and fled was likely under the influence of alcohol. The accident remains under investigation. Authorities are asking anyone with information on this incident to call the Metro Denver Crime Stoppers.
Where to go for help
When a drunk driver causes an accident that injures or kills another person, those affected have options available that may help ease the pain and suffering they are likely experiencing. The immediate family members of the driver who was killed in this Colorado accident have the right to speak with an experienced attorney about pursuing damages. A successful wrongful death lawsuit could result in surviving family members receiving much-needed and deserved financial compensation.