A two-vehicle crash in Pueblo on Saturday, July 4, resulted in a loss of life. The collision occurred where State Highway 45 and 24th Street intersect.
Car and Pickup Collide
According to the Colorado State Patrol, a 2008 Pontiac was southbound on Highway 45 at approximately 8:15 a.m. At the same time, a southbound 2004 Chevrolet pickup truck was at a red light at 24th Street.
According to investigators, the Pontiac rear-ended the pickup truck as the light turned green. The Pontiac did not come to a stop until it reached the left shoulder of Colorado 45 south of the intersection. The car pushed the pickup truck across the intersection and to the right shoulder of the state highway.
Injuries and Loss of Life
A 59-year-old female passenger in the Pontiac did not survive the collision. The 28-year-old female motorist required transport to Parkview Hospital. Although the 34-year-old male driver of the pickup was not injured, his 29-year-old male passenger required transport to St. Mary Corwin, according to fox 21 news. The authorities state that both occupants of the pickup truck were wearing seat belts, although neither occupant of the Pontiac was wearing a seat belt.
Alleged Distracted Driving
The authorities state that neither speed nor alcohol are likely factors in the fatal accident. However, it is possible that distracted driving played a role in the collision.
Although the investigation into this Pueblo accident is ongoing, state law allows those injured by negligent conduct on the highways to seek compensation via civil litigation. It is often possible to seek monetary damages for unpaid medical bills, pain-and-suffering and potential lost wages. In wrongful death cases, compensation is possible for burial expenses and loss of companionship as well.
If you or a loved one has been in a traffic accident, it is possible to review the matter from a legal perspective with Colorado Springs accident attorneys. To ask your questions, or to arrange for a complimentary consultation, please contact us.