Colorado Springs police are investigating a Saturday, June 6, traffic accident that involved a small child in an unoccupied vehicle, an allegedly fleeing man and an alleged DUI.
Details of Accident
At approximately 9:20 p.m., an officer was investigating an incident in the 2500 block of Verde Drive. He parked his squad car on the north curb, near other parked vehicles. The officer reported that he subsequently observed a red truck westbound on Verde Drive side-swiping three parked vehicles. The truck then rear-ended the squad car, according to the officer’s report. This allegedly pushed the police vehicle into two more parked cars. No one was in any of the parked vehicles at the time.
The officer stated that he saw the driver of the red truck flee the scene, but he caught up to the man and detained him. The officer observed that there was a young child secured in a car seat in the truck that the motorist had abandoned. Police subsequently arrested the 28-year-old male motorist. Authorities believe that alcohol was a contributing factor in the incident that damaged a number of vehicles. However, no one, including the small child, suffered any injuries in the accident.
Fortunately, no one sustained an injury in the incident noted above. However, when injury or loss of life results from DUI or other negligent conduct, state law provides victims with a means of redress in the civil courts. Litigation that seeks compensation for unpaid medical expenses, lost wages and pain-and-suffering is often an option.
If you or a loved one suffers injuries in a car accident, it is possible to review the matter with Colorado Springs accident attorneys focused on relevant areas of personal injury law. To ask your questions, or to schedule a complimentary consultation, please contact us.