A Colorado driver was accused of causing a multivehicle accident on Jan. 15. According to the Colorado Springs Police Department, the accident took place near the North Academy Boulevard and Constitution Avenue intersection in Colorado Springs.
The authorities stated that the driver of a Ford pickup truck was traveling east on Constitution Avenue at a high rate of speed when he ran a red light at about 2:30 a.m. The pickup crashed into a white Volkswagen that was heading south. The impact caused the Volkswagen to then be hit by a Hyundai that was traveling in the same direction. The driver then allegedly fled the scene of the accident, though he was taken into custody later the same day.
The accused driver was later identified as a 23-year-old man. He was ultimately charged with vehicular assault and other associated charges. In total, seven individuals were sent to the hospital for treatment. Two of the patients were being treated for serious injuries while the remaining five individuals were treated before being released.
People who get into car accidents are at risk for suffering from serious injuries, even if they did not cause the accident. If there is evidence that the driver who caused the accident was driving recklessly, impaired or distracted, the injured party can potentially file a personal injury claim against the driver. An attorney may assist with gathering the evidence that demonstrates the severity of his or her client’s injuries and how the injuries have impacted his or her life. In many cases, a lawyer negotiates with the responsible driver’s insurance company outside of court in order to seek compensation that sufficiently covers the damages.