According to the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), there were a total of 630 statewide fatalities that occurred due to crashes. While no two accidents are the same, many result in serious injuries and even death. At Heuser & Heuser, we understand the life-altering impact a car crash can have on an individual. Our team of attorneys has highlighted several recent collisions that happened in Colorado Springs during the month of April to encourage drivers to follow safety precautions while operating their motor vehicles.
However, we understand that collisions can still happen even when you’re driving safely. If you or someone you love suffered injuries in an accident that was not your fault, compensation may be available for damages. With our precise attention to detail and extensive experience handling insurance companies, you can trust that your accident case is in qualified hands.
Our team of Colorado Springs car accident attorneys hopes that this report will help bring attention to the number of wrecks and fatalities on our roadways and the importance of safety.
27-Year-Old Man Killed in a Single-Vehicle Crash
Adam Askew, 27-years-old, died in a single-vehicle accident at the 5000 block of North Carefree Circle. According to police, Askew may have been speeding before he lost control of his vehicle and crashed.
Police spokesman, Lt. Howard Black, told KKTV, a Gazette news partner, that Askew “did at least one rotation and ended up through a fence into a small shed.”
Askew was the only one in the car when the accident occurred.
Collision Near Woodmen and Powers Left One Seriously Injured
The driver of a Nissan sustained life-threatening injuries after a two-vehicle crash on April 18, 2019. According to police, the driver of the Nissan was making a left turn from Woodmen onto southbound Duryea when they collided with a BMW.
Police believe that speeding may have been a factor in the wreck.
Toddler Injured in Rollover Crash, DUI Suspected to Be the Cause
Claudia Castellano, the driver of the vehicle carrying the toddler, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence and causing serious bodily injury.
The Colorado Springs Police told Gazette, “The car the child was riding in was speeding south on Roller Coaster Road near Honey Run Way when it lost control and crossed into the northbound lanes.”
According to police, Castellano hit the curb and overcorrected, causing her vehicle to roll over.
It appeared that the child was not in a car seat when the wreck occurred.
Crash at Maizeland Road Being Investigated as Vehicular Homicide
An accident at the intersection of Maizeland Road and Wold Avenue killed one man. The man was turning onto Maizeland Road when a woman driving an SUV at a high speed t-boned him. When help arrived, firefighters had to cut him out of his vehicle.
He later died at the hospital as a result of his injuries. According to the Colorado Springs Police Department, the accident is being investigated as vehicular homicide.
Teens Involved in a Crash on Prom Night
On the evening of their prom, three teens crashed into a vehicle carrying two adults. Everyone involved was transported to the hospital and is expected to recuperate.
Learn More About Your Legal Options
At Heuser & Heuser, we are dedicated to helping injured victims receive the compensation they are rightfully owed. Auto accident claims can be challenging to handle without legal guidance. For this reason, it’s imperative to speak with an experienced Colorado Springs car accident attorney about your legal options.
Our team can evaluate the details of your case and inform you of your legal rights. If you have a claim, we will gather the information necessary to build your case and help you fight for every penny you deserve. While you focus on your recovery, we will handle the insurance company.