We recently covered a story about two Colorado construction workers that were killed when an elderly man crashed through a construction site. The accident has been under investigation to determine if mechanical failure caused the fatal collision. State Troopers have determined that there were no mechanical malfunctions in the series of car accidents that injured the driver of a Subaru and his female passenger and killed the two men working. Another vehicle was struck also; however, no injuries were reported.
The 74-year-old man lost control of his vehicle on an exit ramp where construction crews were present on the lower road and struck the two men and other vehicle. Once the Subaru entered the grassy area, it began to roll and came to a rest on the road below the embankment. Due to no mechanical failure, the driver will be charged with two count of reckless driving causing death.
The driver of the other vehicle fortunately was not injured. Both people in the Subaru were released with minor injuries from a local hospital. The victims were killed instantly in the impact, and even though nothing could have prepared them for this sudden and unexpected accident, there are steps that the family can take moving forward, as we mentioned on our Nov. 30 blog post, that could potentially ease the financial burden that they may face.
Colorado personal injury attorneys are experienced in litigating wrongful death cases like this one where one person's negligence costs the lives of two innocent workers. Car accidents like this often happen when drivers do not maintain complete control of their vehicles. The victims' families face a devastating time ahead as they try to recover from the loss of companionship and financial support.
Source: ourcoloradonews.com, "Driver in fatal crash has court date set," Ryan Boldrey, Nov. 28, 2012