There are few activities you can do behind the wheel of an automobile that are more reckless and dangerous than drag racing. Not only is it illegal, which it certainly is, it’s also a quick way to get yourself or someone else injured or even killed. If you’re at fault for a serious drag racing accident, you’ll likely find yourself facing criminal charges.
That’s exactly what a Colorado Springs man faces after drag racing on Constitution near Circle Drive. The man was racing his girlfriend, speeding down that street at over 90mph. It was at this speed that his girlfriend lost control and smashed head-on into an elderly women driving the opposite direction. Both drivers lost their lives in the crash. Knowing the seriousness of the accident and knowing he could be held accountable, the man fled the scene.
He didn’t make it far before he was arrested. He faced several incredibly serious charges and just last week he was convicted in an El Paso County court. Those charges included:
- Vehicular Homicide
- Driving Under the Influence
- Leaving the Scene of an Accident
It’ll be months before the man is sentenced. The thrill of racing, simply isn’t worth it. As wrongful death lawyers in Colorado Springs, we see far too many accidents that were caused by the carelessness of drivers. Being behind the wheel can give you a sense of power, maybe even a sense of protection, but it can change in an instant and speeding is the quickest way to make that happen. Please be careful while you’re driving – not just for your own sake but for the sake of those around you as well.
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