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1 killed after rock crashes through windshield of a motor vehicle

On Behalf of | May 7, 2023 | Personal Injury

Reports indicate that a 20-year-old woman in Colorado was killed during a recent incident in which a rock suddenly crashed through the windshield of her car. While there may be some scenarios in which objects such as rocks may be thrown into the air by other vehicles nearby, what happens if another party deliberately throws such items toward nearby vehicles? Such dangerous behavior could carry dire or even fatal consequences and families who suffer the wrongful death of a loved one under such a scenario may find the fallout thereof challenging to accept. 

Fatal incident 

Authorities say that an investigation into the incident indicates that it occurred when three 18-year-old men decided to drive around and throw rocks at other vehicles. One of these rocks reportedly crashed through the windshield of a vehicle, causing the driver to crash her car. Authorities indicate that the woman died at the scene, but they say that the collision was not the cause of death. 

Reports indicate that it was the rock that killed the woman. They have also advised that all three of the individuals who were throwing rocks at vehicles have been arrested and are currently facing charges for first-degree murder. They also indicate that additional charges may be filed once their investigation into the incident is complete. 

Wrongful death 

There might be few experiences in life as harrowing as experiencing the untimely and wrongful death of a loved one. When the actions of another party create a dangerous situation that claims someone’s life, the surviving loved ones of the deceased may face an understandable desire for answers on the options for legal recourse. Those who face similar hardships in life might benefit from retaining the services of an attorney for assistance in preparing to seek the restitution entitled via a wrongful death claim.