A head-on collision on U.S. Highway 50 on Friday, July 17, sent two individuals to the hospital. According to authorities, the accident occurred at approximately 11:25 p.m.
Motorist Allegedly Loses Control of Truck
According to the Colorado State Patrol, a 2006 Chevrolet Colorado was westbound about three miles west of Fowler when the driver allegedly lost control of the vehicle. The truck veered on to the right shoulder and into a guard rail. According to troopers, it then careened into the eastbound lane where it hit a 2014 Chevrolet head-on. Both vehicles came to rest in the eastbound lanes of the highway.
The 39-year-old man from Jacksonville, Fla., that was driving the pickup was not wearing a seat belt. Emergency personnel took him to Parkview Medical Center due to his serious injuries. The 61-year-old man from Fowler that was driving the 2014 Chevrolet was wearing a seat belt. He still required transport to Parkview Medical Center due to serious injuries.
Speed and Alcohol Possible Factors
A preliminary investigation by the Colorado State Patrol suggests that both excessive speed and alcohol were potential factors in the wreck.
Although the investigation into this two-vehicle accident is not complete, it is possible for those injured by negligent conduct on the state’s roads to seek monetary damages for a variety of losses, including but not limited to medical bills, lost wages and pain-and-suffering. Most cases are settled without a trial.