Seeing the front of a vehicle heading the wrong direction can cause immediate panic in any driver. Unfortunately, it is not always possible to get out of the path of a wrong-way driver, and a head-on collision could occur. This type of car accident often has tragic outcomes, and those who are lucky enough to survive may still suffer serious injuries that they must contend with for some time.
It was recently reported that an accident in Colorado had fatal results and caused other serious injuries. Details regarding the incident included the following:
- A driver was heading north when he failed to maintain the proper lane, causing the vehicle to travel into the southbound lanes.
- The wrong-way vehicle sideswiped a southbound vehicle before crashing into another vehicle that was heading south.
- Specific causes and contributing factors relating to the accident were not reported.
The incident resulted in the wrong-way driver, a 51-year-old man, suffering fatal injuries. The driver of the sideswiped vehicle did not suffer any injuries, and the driver of the third vehicle was transported from the scene for serious injuries. The investigation into the incident was still underway at the time of the report, and additional information may be released at a later time.
Though the driver considered at fault for this Colorado car accident suffered fatal injuries, the surviving injured individual may still have options for seeking compensation. Filing a personal injury claim against the deceased driver’s estate may allow the surviving victim to pursue monetary restitution for pain and suffering, medical bills, lost wages and other applicable damages. This type of case could be complicated, so having legal assistance is often wise.