Drivers and pedestrians in Denver and throughout Colorado are keenly aware of the risk of encountering a drunk driver when out and about. A drunk driving crash can cause serious injuries and death not just to those who are in other vehicles or are pedestrians, but for those who are passengers in the vehicle with the drunk driver.
An accident in which a pedestrian and a passenger in the vehicle that hit him were killed led to the arrest of the driver for drunk driving. The crash occurred when the vehicle ran onto the sidewalk in the mid-morning at around 10:30 a.m. The driver lost control and hit the pedestrian. The vehicle was then driven into a field, began rolling and killed the passenger. The passenger was 20. The driver ran from the scene, but was caught and arrested after he showed signs of being impaired. The driver, 49, was not a licensed driver at the time of the accident. He faces multiple charges including vehicular homicide.
The level or irresponsibility and lack of care for others when driving drunk is immeasurable and known. People who have lost a loved one in a fatal crash because of an intoxicated driver must accept that their loved one is gone in an unnecessary incident and face the emotional impact of such a crash.
Financially, after the funeral costs, there will also be lost wages and the pain and suffering over short and long-term. A lawsuit will not bring the person back, but it can help with covering some of the costs and in moving forward.
An alleged drunk driver hit a pedestrian and crashed. The crash led to the death of the passenger in the vehicle. After fleeing, the driver was captured and arrested. As the investigation continues, the families of the people who died should protect themselves and speak to a lawyer experienced in helping those who have been affected by a drunk driving accident.