A Colorado Springs police report indicated that officers were dispatched due to reports of a crash involving a motorcycle and an automobile on Saturday, November 1.
Saturday Night Crash
The accident occurred at about 10:56 p.m. at the intersection of East Pikes Peak Avenue and North Union Boulevard. According to authorities, a motorcycle was proceeding southbound on Union Boulevard at an allegedly excessive speed. The motorcyclist then reportedly ran a red light and slammed into a vehicle traveling westbound on Pikes Peak Avenue.
When emergency responders arrived, the motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene of the collision. The driver of the car required transport to an area hospital, although there was no immediate word as to the motorist’s condition.
Major Accident Unit Responds
The department’s Major Accident Unit (MAU) proceeded with a preliminary investigation as the intersection was closed to traffic.
Although, the investigation of this accident is ongoing, a failure to stop for a red light is typically considered evidence of negligence. If a motorist or motorcyclist causes their own demise as a result of their own negligent conduct, survivors ordinarily do not have recourse under state law. That is, a claim for loss of companionship or other loss cannot be asserted.
However, an innocent victim of negligent conduct, such as running a red light, can seek redress in Colorado’s courts. Compensation may possibly be sought from the estate or the insurer of a negligent party, even if he/she dies in the crash.
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If you or someone you know has been injured in an accident that may have been caused by the negligence of another driver, it is possible to have your case evaluated by Colorado Springs car accident lawyers without cost to you. An initial consultation is also provided without obligation, and in a fully confidential manner. For additional assistance, please contact us.