Reports from authorities show that a 21-year-old man was traveling south on Colorado State Highway 145 when his Honda Civic collided head-on with a Chevy SUV near mile marker 18. The impact of the crash sent the Chevy off the roadway where it rolled over and landed on the edge of the Dolores River.
A passerby assisted the occupants in exiting the Chevy. The male driver and two boys, a 6-year-old and 13-year-old, were both transported to Southwest Memorial Hospital in Cortez. One child was subsequently transported to Children’s Hospital via helicopter. The driver of the Honda was fatally injured in the accident and pronounced deceased. At this time, the Colorado State Patrol is investigating to determine the cause of the crash.
Our thoughts are with the victims injured in this accident. We hope for their full recovery.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the victim who lost their life in this accident. Our thoughts are with them at this time.
Fatal Car Accidents in Colorado
More than 600 people lose their lives in auto accidents in Colorado each year. These accidents are often preventable, yet we continue to witness the overwhelming consequences they have on families throughout the state. Not only are families overcome with emotional pain and suffering, but they are often forced to spend thousands of dollars on funeral arrangements and other costs. Though there have been endless measures taken to incorporate and improve safety features in vehicles, there is no way to guarantee the safety of vehicle occupants involved in collisions. We continue to see people lose their lives from collisions at an alarming rate.
Every year, more than 40,000 people lose their lives in motor vehicle accidents across the United States. We see our fair share of fatal accidents here in Colorado. Some of the most common causes of collisions include distracted or impaired drivers, drivers who fail to yield the right of way, and those who act recklessly while behind the wheel. When victims lose their lives in accidents, due to the negligence of other drivers, their families should seek legal guidance from a competent wrongful death attorney in Colorado as soon as possible.
Our Colorado auto accident attorneys at Burg Simpson have argued thousands of cases over the past four decades to ensure victims get the justice they deserve. Our team is committed to helping families rebuild their lives after losing loved ones and move forward in the best way imaginable. We strive to help families maximize their recoveries so they are able to cover the financial burdens they face moving forward. Our team takes great pride in helping grieving families hold negligent parties accountable for their actions. We strive to help change peoples’ lives for the better by providing aggressive and effective legal representation to them after enduring a tragic loss. Contact our personal injury attorneys in Colorado at (888) 895-2080 to schedule a free case evaluation to see how our team can help you. By scheduling a free consultation at your earliest convenience, we can discuss the circumstances of your loved one’s accident to help you get the justice and compensation you rightfully deserve.
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