Colorado Springs police reported on a two-vehicle crash on Sunday, July 12, that sent four people to area hospitals. The accident occurred at about 9 p.m. in the 2400 block of North Nevada Avenue.
Corvette Allegedly Runs Red Light
According to The Gazette, a Volkswagen Jetta was westbound on East Jackson Street, and the driver was intending to make a left-hand turn on to Nevada Avenue. At the same time, a Chevrolet Corvette allegedly ran a red light and t-boned the Jetta. Witnesses stated that the impact tore the Jetta into two pieces. Witnesses saw the male driver and an 11-year-old boy in the rear portion of the vehicle immediately after the crash.
Vehicle Catches Fire
Onlookers pulled the driver and a passenger from the Corvette before it caught fire. One witness told The Gazette that the Corvette was allegedly traveling at high-speed just before impact.
Four People Injured
Emergency personnel transported all four individuals to area hospitals. A Colorado Springs spokeswoman stated that the 11-year-old received medical treatment before his release from the hospital. The driver of the Jetta was in critical condition as of Monday afternoon. The Corvette’s passenger was also in critical condition, and the driver was in serious condition.
Although the investigation into this Colorado Springs accident is ongoing, those injured by negligent conduct on area roadways may seek compensation in many instances. It is often possible to seek monetary damages for medical bills, lost wages, pain-and-suffering and other losses.
If you or a loved one has been in a traffic crash, it is possible to meet with Colorado Springs personal injury attorneys about the incident. Our firm offers such a consultation without cost or obligation. We fight hard to preserve the full legal rights of our clients. To learn more, please contact us.