A report from the Colorado Springs Police Department provides details of an early morning traffic accident involving a pedestrian.
At approximately 1:50 a.m. on July 25, officers went to the 4600 block of El Camino Drive near Austin Bluffs Parkway and North Academy Boulevard in response to a report of an accident. Efforts to revive a male pedestrian were unsuccessful.
The driver of the vehicle involved in the fatal accident is a 21-year-old male. A preliminary investigation suggested that speed and alcohol were possible factors in the crash. As a result, CSPD officers took the motorist into custody on charges of DUI, vehicular homicide and various traffic violations. Authorities booked him into the El Paso County Jail, according to The Gazette.
Authorities turned the continuing investigation over to the department’s Major Accident Unit.
Although the investigation into this fatal pedestrian accident is only in its earliest stages, Colorado state law offers those affected by negligent conduct a means for seeking redress in civil court. It is often possible for people to seek monetary damages for medical bills, pain-and-suffering and lost wages. Survivors can seek damages for loss of companionship and burial expenses.
If you or someone you know has been in a traffic accident, our firm offers an opportunity to discuss the matter with Colorado Springs wrongful death attorneys focused on relevant areas of state law. We offer this consultation without cost or obligation. We fight the insurance companies to get our clients the compensation they deserve. To learn more about our legal services, please contact us.