Both DUI and hit-and-run charges have occurred in the aftermath of a crash on North Powers Boulevard on Sunday, June 14.
Vehicle Struck From Behind
The police report states that a southbound black Honda Civic rear-ended a beige Kia Optima just north of Galley Road. The Optima sustained severe damage when it subsequently careened into the center-median guard rail. The driver was the only occupant of the Optima, and he was not injured.
Motorist and Others Flee the Scene
The investigation determined that the driver of the Honda and several passengers fled the scene in another vehicle. Officers eventually located the 20-year-old male motorist and arrested him for alleged hit-and-run and DUI. Unspecified passengers in the Honda required transport to an area hospital for treatment of minor injuries.
After the accident, officers blocked southbound traffic on Powers Boulevard at Palmer Park, and northbound traffic on Galley Road, at Powers Boulevard, was also blocked. Officers expected that it would take several hours for restoration of normal traffic patterns so that crash investigators could complete their work.
Although the investigation into this traffic accident is ongoing, injured persons of negligent conduct by motorists can often seek compensation for medical bills, pain-and-suffering and possible lost wages in Colorado’s civil courts. Driving under the influence is often considered evidence of negligence. Settlements commonly occur without trials.
If you or a loved one suffers injury in an accident, it is possible to speak with Colorado Springs auto accident lawyers about the matter. Our firm offers this consultation at no cost to you. For additional assistance, please contact us.