Colorado Springs lost an elderly couple recently due to an accident involving two vehicles. It has been reported that 16 people have died in car accidents along Colorado Springs roads this year alone. At the time of this report the circumstances that contributed to the accident that killed the aging couple on Aug. 12 remain unclear. Whether impairment was a factor is apparently yet to be determined.
An 18-year-old driver was traveling the wrong direction on a Colorado Springs street in a sedan when he struck the car carrying the couple. Reports show that the young driver was sent to a hospital with non life-threatening injuries and was later released. It was not immediately clear if criminal charges will be filed in connection with the fatal accident.
The elderly couple was rushed to the hospital with critical injuries and subsequently passed away days later, potentially leaving behind family with medical and funeral expenses, among other damages. The report does state that a further investigation will seek to determine if negligence played a part in this tragic accident. If someone is killed by the negligence of another, the surviving family has the legal right to pursue a wrongful death action in Colorado courts.
Whenever car accidents caused by another party inflict harm by way of an injury or death, the surviving family may benefit from the right advice as they seek answers and accountability. Emotional aspects of losing someone or coping with injury can be debilitating, feelings often compounded by the loss of income or companionship. A fatal crash can become quickly complicated by official investigations and related criminal proceedings, and experienced representation may help a family navigate through the proceedings to achieve the justice they seek.
Source: KOAA-TV, "Two die from injuries in crash last week," Greg Boyce, Aug. 20, 2012