The Colorado State Patrol reported details of a three-vehicle crash on U.S. 24 in Colorado Springs at about 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, August 2.
Collision in Intersection
According to troopers, a 16-year-old female was westbound on U.S. 24 in a 2002 Lexus LS430. She attempted a left turn to southbound 31st Street, but her vehicle collided with an eastbound 2003 Dodge Dakota pickup truck. The impact caused the Lexus to spin counter-clockwise until it struck a 1993 Chevrolet Suburban stopped on northbound 31st Street, according to The Gazette.
Loss of Life and Several Injuries
A 68-year-old female passenger in the Lexus did not survive the wreck even though she was wearing a seat belt. Emergency personnel took the driver to Penrose Hospital for treatment of moderate injuries. Two Colorado Springs men in the Dodge pickup also required transport to Penrose Hospital due to serious injuries sustained in the crash. No one suffered any injuries in the Suburban.
According to a CSP trooper, the driver of the Lexus received a citation in the aftermath of the fatal crash. U.S. 24 and 31st Street did not re-open until after 10 p.m. on Sunday night.
Although this accident remains the subject of an ongoing investigation, victims of certain traffic accidents can seek compensation via civil litigation. It is often possible to seek monetary damages for unpaid medical bills, pain-and-suffering and lost wages. When a death occurs, it is often possible for survivors to seek compensation for loss of companionship.
If you or a loved one is a victim in an accident, it is possible to discuss the matter with Colorado Springs car accident lawyers. Our firm offers this consultation at no cost and without obligation. To learn more about our legal services, please contact us.