No family wants to receive the sudden and tragic news that a loved one has been killed in an accident. Sadly, families around the world often learn of these events, and their lives are forever changed. Commonly, speed, alcohol or a combination of both are factors in fatal accidents.
It was recently reported that a crash in Colorado resulted in the deaths of two people. The incident occurred when the driver of a sedan attempted to pass another vehicle but lost control. The sedan rotated and traveled across a dividing median and into the opposite lanes of travel. The sedan then collided with the driver’s side of a compact car before flipping and coming to a rest on its roof. The impact caused the compact car to be pushed off the roadway.
The driver of the sedan was reported as being a 35-year-old woman, and she suffered fatal injuries. A passenger in the compact car was taken to an area hospital due to suffering injuries, but those injuries also proved fatal. It was not mentioned whether the driver of the compact car suffered any injuries in the incident. The report stated that the investigation was still underway but that speed and alcohol were both considered contributing factors.
Many emotions can run through surviving family members’ minds after learning about fatal accidents. Denial, anger, sadness and a myriad of other feelings are all common and expected. Of course, other outcomes also result from these incidents, such as personal and financial struggles stemming from the sudden loss of a loved one. The family of the passenger killed in this Colorado crash may have reason to file a wrongful death claim against the estate of the driver considered at fault, in order to seek compensation for allowable damages resulting from the fatal incident.