At about 8 a.m. on August 26, dispatchers sent officers to the scene of an accident in the 3200 block of East Platte Avenue, according to a Colorado Springs police report.
Pedestrian Struck While in Cross Walk
According to the report, a 78-year-old male motorist was driving a gray sedan when the vehicle reportedly struck a 67-year-old female pedestrian. Police report that the pedestrian was in a cross walk at the time.
Emergency personnel transported the pedestrian to a local hospital for treatment of injuries sustained in the accident. The police report states that the injuries are life-threatening in nature.
Careless Driving Citation
The motorist remained at the scene in the immediate aftermath of the accident. He received a citation for careless driving resulting in injury.
The Major Accident Unit of the Colorado Springs Police Department arrived at the scene to assist with the investigation.
Although the investigation into this particular accident is ongoing, it is often possible for an injured victim to seek compensation in Colorado’s civil courts. When negligent conduct is reasonably asserted, it is possible to seek compensatory damages for various losses, including medical expenses, pain-and-suffering, and lost wages. The parties in many such cases reach agreement without a trial.
If you or a family member is a victim in a traffic accident, it is possible to discuss it with Colorado Springs personal injury attorneys. Our firm offers such a consultation at no cost to you. We fight the insurance companies to get our clients the full compensation they deserve. To learn more about our legal services, please contact us.