At about 11:50 p.m. on May 12, officers responded to a report of a crash where Airport Road and South Powers Boulevard intersect. They arrived to find a motorist trapped in his vehicle. Firefighters then successfully extricated the individual.
Alleged Failure to Negotiate Turn
A preliminary investigation revealed that a Toyota minivan was southbound on Powers before the driver attempted a right turn toward Airport Road. Investigators believe the minivan was traveling at an excessive speed, and that this resulted in a failure of the vehicle to handle turn.
According to the report, the front of the Toyota hit the driver’s side of a Chevrolet pickup truck that was eastbound on Airport Road. The pickup was reportedly waiting for the traffic signal to change just before the accident.
Both motorists required transport to the hospital so they could receive treatment for minor injuries. After the accident, officers determined that the minivan driver was allegedly operating the vehicle while on prescription narcotics. He received citations for several traffic violations before being released.
In the aftermath of the accident, Airport Road required closure in both directions for several hours, according to police. Although the investigation into this accident is ongoing, excessive speed may constitute evidence of negligence in some situations.
When it is possible to reasonably assert that negligent conduct caused an accident, an injured victim often seeks redress in the state’s civil court system. It is possible to seek compensation for unpaid medical expenses, lost wages and pain-and-suffering.
If you or a family member is a victim in a traffic accident, it is possible to speak with Colorado Springs car accident attorneys about the matter. We offer such a consultation without cost or obligation. To learn more, please contact us.