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A New Years Day crash that allegedly involved drunk driving sent a motorist to the hospital. According to a Colorado Springs police report, the CSPD responded an injury accident at 7:31 a.m. on January 1. The two-vehicle collision occurred where Woodmen Road and Rangewood intersect.

Motorist Allegedly Runs Red Light

A police investigation revealed that a GMC truck was northbound on Rangewood when it allegedly ran a red light where the road intersects with Woodmen Road.  According to investigators, this resulted in the truck striking a Toyota sedan that was westbound on Woodmen Road.

Serious Injuries Reported

The motorist behind the wheel of the Toyota was subsequently transported to a local hospital. The police report state that the individual had serious injuries. There was no immediate comment from the hospital regarding the exact nature of the driver’s injuries.

Driver Taken Into Custody

Officers took the driver of the GMC truck into custody for suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol. The intersection remained closed for much of the morning as investigators and clean-up crews completed their work. The intersection re-opened at 11:15 a.m., according to the police report. When the negligent actions of a motorist injure an individual, Colorado state law allows that person to seek redress in a civil court with the appropriate jurisdiction.

Although the investigation into this particular accident is ongoing, driving while under the influence of alcohol constitutes an act of negligence in some cases, and a person injured as a direct result can seek compensation. Monetary damages are often sought for medical expenses, lost wages, pain, suffering and possible long-term rehabilitation expenses.

If you or someone in your family suffers injury in a traffic accident, it is possible to speak with Colorado Springs auto accident lawyers about the details of the incident. In fact, we can provide you with a consultation at no cost. For more information, please contact us.