Wrong-way collision may lead to wrongful death claim in Colorado

On Behalf of | Jan 4, 2018 | wrongful death |

Getting home safely is often the goal of many people. Unfortunately, numerous people across the country become victims of car accidents every year. As a result, family members are often left behind wondering how these events could have happened and what they should do next. For some, filing wrongful death claims may be worth consideration.

One family in Colorado may be considering this legal option after a recent fatal crash. Reports stated that the incident involved a van and a pickup truck. Apparently the van was traveling west in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 70. The driver of the van was reported as being an 86-year-old man, and it was not clear what may have resulted in his going the wrong way. Nonetheless, the van collided head-on with a pickup truck.

The driver of the van, his passenger and a passenger in the pickup truck all suffered fatal injuries. The ages for the passengers were not given. The 24-year-old driver of the pickup suffered serious injuries and was taken from the scene to an area hospital. The incident is likely still under investigation.

Due to the outcomes of this incident, the family of the pickup truck passenger may have reason to file a wrongful death claim against the estate of the van driver. Additionally, the truck driver may also have legal grounds to file a personal injury claim of his own. Information on taking these legal steps in Colorado may help them determine whether such action could suit their circumstances and possible desires for compensation.

Source: thedenverchannel.com, “3 dead in crash at I-70 & E-470“, Kara Van Hoose, Dec. 26, 2017