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The influence of alcohol or drugs can have a significant impact on a person’s ability to operate a vehicle. Those who drive while impaired run a higher chance of creating a potentially hazardous scenario and auto accidents involving such negligence can have disastrous results. At least one person has suffered severe injuries during a recent multiple-vehicle collision involving a suspected drunk driver in Colorado.

According to reports, authorities received information on a multiple-vehicle crash at around 9:45 p.m. on a recent Saturday. Many of the details pertaining to the investigation of the incident remain unclear. However, authorities have advised that it occurred when the driver of a southbound truck lost control and crashed into several other vehicles.

At least one person involved in the crash suffered serious injuries and was taken to a nearby medical facility for treatment. No further information was given as to the conditions of all others involved, as an investigation into the incident is still underway. Police have advised that the driver who caused the crash is now facing charges for driving under the influence and vehicular assault.

Auto accidents involving drunk drivers can be dangerous incidents that could leave others involved with severe or even permanent injuries. Those who suffer harm due to such negligence could choose to seek guidance on their available legal avenues by consulting with a personal injury attorney. An attorney in Colorado can evaluate the incident and assist a client in preparing to seek the full amount of compensation entitled through a claim against the party deemed responsible.