We’ll continue from our last post on the unfortunate subject of the dangerous roads in Colorado today. With over 600 lives lost behind the wheel in Colorado last year, 2018 has already seen two highway deaths just north of Denver.
In the early evening hours on a Saturday, a young woman in her mid-twenties drove her car into the oncoming traffic side of I-25. Police are unsure of exactly why wrong-way signs and barricades failed to alert the driver to her mistake, but they also suspect that she was driving while intoxicated. She would have had to make an unusual turn and go around a barrier while ignoring clear signage regarding the direction of traffic.
Once the driver entered the wrong side of the freeway, she struck a car heading in the opposite direction. That vehicle proceeded to collide with another one. The accident left three people suffering from injuries and two others dead. The wrong-way driver faces multiple charges including vehicular homicide, and police are looking for any surveillance camera footage from nearby businesses that can help them understand the events leading up to the accident.
Video footage like this is not only helpful evidence in a criminal case. It can also help to build a strong personal injury case when victims of a drunk driving accident seek compensation from the driver. A personal injury professional will see to it that evidence obtained by Colorado police from the scene of an accident is appropriately utilized on behalf of the surviving victims. In some cases, an attorney may even be able to find evidence overlooked by officials.
Source: KDVR.com, “Alcohol possible contributing factor to double fatal crash on I-25,” Vicente Arenas, Jan, 28, 2018