Despite driving safely, people in Colorado and elsewhere can still get in accidents due to mistakes and bad decisions made by other drivers. One common but unfortunate mistake some drivers make is traveling the wrong direction on a road. This appears to be exactly what happened that caused a two-vehicle head-on collision in Aurora recently, and the woman who purportedly caused the accident died as a result of her injuries.
Reports state that a woman, 52, was driving a Hyundai Santa Fe along Aurora Parkway the evening of Monday, Jan. 31. For reasons unknown, the woman was heading south in the northbound lanes when a Nissan Rogue collided with her vehicle head-on. The accident occurred at the intersection of South Southlands Parkway and South Aurora Parkway.
The woman was pronounced dead, but her identity was not released. The man driving the Nissan, 42 years old, was taken to a local medical center and was described in critical condition. The Aurora Police Traffic Station is continuing its investigation into the accident, but so far there has been no word as to whether speed or intoxication played a role in causing the crash.
Since the woman was ostensibly responsible for causing the accident from driving the wrong direction on the road, the injured man may elect to pursue a personal injury claim to pursue recovery of monetary damages. Although the woman died in the crash, her estate can still be named in any civil suits along with anyone else who has ownership interest in her vehicle. An experienced personal injury attorney in Colorado can help an accident victim gain a full understanding of his or her rights and options and work diligently to seek the maximum amount of compensation deserved.