Police seeking suspect in fatal crash

Police seeking suspect in fatal crash

On Behalf of | Apr 27, 2022 | Motor Vehicle Accidents

Some people in Colorado and around the country choose to leave the scene of an accident they caused. An illegal choice, those who choose to flee after causing a vehicle wreck can face serious criminal charges in addition to possible civil suits from the accident victims and their family members. One man from Pueblo who purportedly caused a fatal accident may face both types of legal repercussions if he is found.

Accident details

Around 9:00 p.m. on Friday, April 1, a vehicle collision occurred at the intersection of Highway 47 and Bonforte Boulevard. Officers found two vehicles at the scene, each with considerable damage. One vehicle was a Jeep that sustained heavy damage to its rear, and its driver had been ejected from the vehicle. The 76-year-old man driving the Jeep was taken to a local medical center where he passed away from his injuries.

The other vehicle at the scene was a Chevrolet Avalanche with considerable front-end damage. Authorities confirmed the identity of the driver, a 37-year-old man with a long history of traffic violations. The man fled the scene on foot, but police have issued a warrant for his arrest.

Legal recourse for victims

The surviving family of the man killed in this accident can seek to pursue a wrongful death claim against the driver of the Avalanche in an attempt to recover damages. In order to increase their chances of obtaining a successful outcome, affected parties will want to work closely with an experienced personal injury attorney in Colorado from the beginning. A lawyer will present evidence to prove the alleged at-fault driver’s negligence and unlawfulness in causing the accident in order to hopefully convince the court to award damages to the deceased victim’s surviving family members.