Three Vehicles In Crash
A preliminary investigation revealed that a 2000 GMC Jimmy was proceeding westbound on Marksheffel Road when it allegedly rear-ended a 2000 Dodge Grand Caravan that was stopped at a red light. The impact caused the GMC to spin clockwise into the right side of a third vehicle identified as a 2007 Honda van. That vehicle had also stopped at the red light.
One Admitted To Intensive Care
The multi-vehicle wreck resulted in all three drivers being taken to area hospitals. The female motorist that had been behind the wheel of the Dodge that was allegedly rear-ended required admission to the the Intensive Care Unit at Memorial Central Hospital for what the authorities described as life-threatening injuries. The other two motorists were treated and then released.
The female driver of the GMC Jimmy that allegedly failed to stop in time to avoid the subsequent collision was cited for careless driving. The police report did suggest the possibility that she had suffered from an unidentified medical condition just prior to the crash.
Although the preliminary report in this case points to possibly negligent conduct, the investigation is still ongoing. Colorado state law does provide those that are injured due to the negligent actions of another motorist with an opportunity to seek compensation in the civil courts. Injured individuals may seek damages related to unpaid medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages and other expenses.
If you or someone you know has been injured in a traffic accident, it is possible to consult with Colorado Springs auto accident lawyers about the incident. Please contact us to arrange for a complimentary consultation.