Police say that alleged distracted driving may have caused an accident on Powers Boulevard, south of Carefree Circle North. Dispatchers sent officers to the accident scene at approximately 8:25 p.m. on August 18.
Vehicle Rolls Over
The police report states that a 27-year-old female motorist from Colorado Springs allegedly lost control of her southbound vehicle which initially careened from left to right. Investigating officers believe that she then over-corrected, causing the vehicle to veer back to the left and into another vehicle. Next, her vehicle went back to the right and rolled over.
Two Individuals Taken to Hospital
Emergency personnel transported the motorist and an adult male passenger to an area hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. No injuries occurred in the other vehicle.
Careless Driving Citation
Law enforcement cited the motorist for careless driving involving injury, a class one misdemeanor offense. In the aftermath of the accident, authorities closed the southbound lanes of Powers Boulevard until about 10 p.m.
Although the investigation into this particular accident is ongoing, it is possible for people injured in certain crashes to seek compensation when it is reasonable to claim that negligent conduct contributed to the injuries. Careless driving is often considered evidence of negligence. Injured people often seek monetary damages for unpaid medical expenses, lost wages and pain-and-suffering.
If you or a family member suffers an injury in a traffic accident, it is possible to discuss the matter from a legal perspective with Colorado Springs accident lawyers. Our firm offers this kind of consultation without any cost to you. To learn more about our legal services, please contact us.