Motor vehicle accidents can happen without warning in Denver and across Colorado. For those who are riding in a personal vehicle, they need to be completely aware of their surroundings and bear in mind the possibility that they might encounter a reckless driver, a driver under the influence or a distracted driver and be in a crash. Any motor vehicle accident — even when it involves public transportation — can cause significant damage to those involved. When this happens, it might be necessary to consider a legal filing for compensation.
A crash between a Regional Transportation District (RTD) bus and a car occurred when the driver of the car apparently went through a red light. The accident happened late in the morning at shortly before 11:30 a.m. The driver of the bus, two passengers and the driver of the car were injured. The conditions of those who were hurt is not known. The investigation indicates that the bus was heading north while the car was heading east. The circumstances of the case are still being assessed.
There are many reasons why a person might choose to take public transportation instead of driving. Perhaps, they are trying to save money, are cognizant about the environment, want to be able to work and, relax rather than worry about watching the road, or are simply under the assumption that it is safer.
While it might be safer to ride a bus than it is to drive oneself, that does not mean buses are immune to being in a collision. Despite their size and the illusion of protection, people can still suffer injuries and even fatalities as bus passengers. With the litany of issues that can arise after any auto accident, a legal filing is frequently necessary to cover for all that was lost.
Here, a car is thought to have gone through a red light and hit a bus. Three people on the bus were hurt in this collision. While law enforcement believes that the driver of the car committed a violation and is investigating the accident, it does not mean those who were hurt should ignore their own interests. Having legal advice and a law firm on their side is critical to investigate the case from their perspective. Calling a law firm that is experienced in motor vehicle accident cases should be done as soon as possible.