According to Colorado Police, dispatchers sent officers to the scene of an accident involving a pedestrian at 7:47 a.m. on February 6.
Pedestrian in Crosswalk
Investigating officers determined that a 17-year-old high school student, with the right-of-way, was northbound in a crosswalk on East Platte Avenue at North Wahsatch Avenue. As the student was crossing the street, a motorist attempted a left turn from southbound North Wahsatch to eastbound East Platte. At this point, the vehicle struck the pedestrian.
Pedestrian to Hospital
The 67-year-old motorist from Colorado Springs did remain at the scene to render aid until first responders arrived, according to the police report. The teenage student did require transport to an area hospital for medical treatment. The police report did state that the pedestrian’s injuries were not life-threatening.
Colorado Springs police did issue a citation to the driver for careless driving before the motorist’s release. Although the investigation into this pedestrian injury is in its preliminary stages, accident victims may have recourse in the state’s civil courts.
When a pedestrian with the right-of-way is hit by a car, it is possible that the motorist engaged in negligent conduct. When a minor suffers injury in a traffic accident allegedly caused by another person’s negligence, a parent or legal guardian does have a right under Colorado personal injury law to seek compensation via a civil lawsuit.
Such litigation typically seeks compensatory damages for medical expenses, pain, suffering, possible lost wages and other losses. In some such cases, a settlement occurs with the motorist and his/her insurer without a trial.
If you or someone you know suffers injury in a car accident, you can speak with Colorado Springs injury lawyers about the matter. An initial consultation costs nothing, and the conversation comes without obligation. To learn more, please contact us.