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Colorado car accidents: Charges pending after 3 vehicle wreck

Car accidents in Colorado can happen in an instant. Whether it's someone who fails to follow traffic laws or becomes distracted for only a moment, car accidents can result in injuries or even deaths. A number of people were injured in a recent accident in Loveland.

Authorities say a woman in an Acura heading northbound was stopped at a red light. In the left hand lane, another driver in an SUV was also stopped for the light. Another woman in a van was traveling northbound towards the two stopped cars when she rear-ended the Acura and also hit the SUV on its side.

The intersection where the accident occurred was shut down for a few hours while an investigation took place following the mid-afternoon crash. The local sheriff's office stepped in to help control traffic. The investigation is ongoing, and there is a possibility that criminal charges will be filed. Authorities do not believe that alcohol or drugs were contributing factors in this crash.

When car accidents like this occur, it can be confusing for Colorado authorities to put together all the evidence. The responsible driver could face criminal charges as a result of this crash and also civil legal issues if any of the other parties involved decide to pursue such a case. A personal injury action is properly filed in Colorado when evidence of negligence exists that is deemed to have proximately caused or contributed to an accident causing serious injuries.

Source: Reporter-Herald.com, "Loveland crash on Saturday leaves woman in serious condition," Jessica Maher, Nov. 4, 2012

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