Car crash leads to fatality on Colorado interstate

On Behalf of | Sep 26, 2018 | wrongful death |

In an instant, a highway with steadily moving traffic can turn into the scene of a tragic accident. In areas with multiple lanes and numerous vehicles, it is not uncommon for a car crash to involve several of those vehicles. Unfortunately, these incidents can also lead to serious and fatal injuries for those involved.

It was recently reported that a multi-car accident in Colorado proved fatal. The incident involved three vehicles on Interstate 70. Apparently, a black sedan was heading west when the driver attempted to change lanes. In doing so, that vehicle collided with an SUV. The impact caused the SUV the strike the median before ending up in the eastbound lanes, which resulted in it being hit by another sedan.

The incident caused the driver of the SUV to suffer fatal injuries. The driver of the second sedan was considered to be in critical condition. In total, eight people were in the three vehicles, and the remaining six parties suffered injuries that were not considered life-threatening. The crash was still under investigation at the time of the report, and it was not mentioned whether any charges were pending.

The death of the SUV driver has undoubtedly hit his or her family hard. It may cause both emotional grief and financial hardships, due to funeral arrangements and other expenses. As a result, the family may want to consider filing a wrongful death claim against the driver considered at fault in order to pursue compensation for damages allowable under Colorado law. Additionally, the other parties injured in the car crash may also have reason to file personal injury claims of their own.