A deadly auto accident in Freemont County is thought to have been caused by an underage drunk driver, according to authorities at the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office.
As the latest police reports explains, the car accident occurred in Rockvale, a small town outside of Florence, at around 9 pm on Monday, April 25th. When Fremont Sheriff’s deputies arrived at the crash scene, they reportedly discovered a 2001 Ford Taurus entangled with a 1999 Dodge truck.
Based on the evidence at the scene, it’s believed that the driver of the Taurus – a 20-year-old man from Cañon City – slammed into the parked pickup truck that wasn’t occupied at the time. In the course of the wreck, however, three people were seriously injured, and one person was killed. The individual who suffered fatal injuries was a 22-year-old man who was riding in the Taurus.
Few other details about the causes of the crash have been released due to the ongoing nature of the investigation.
However, authorities have reported that the underage driver operating the Taurus has been arrested and charged with multiple criminal offenses – including DUI, vehicular homicide, vehicular assault, and reckless driving. The man is reportedly being held without bond at the Fremont County Jail.
Financial Recoveries for the Victims of Drunk Drivers
Although it remains to be seen how this criminal case will be resolved, the victims of this terrible crash don’t have to wait for the criminal verdict in order to pursue recovery for their injuries and losses.
In fact, by contacting an experienced car accident lawyer – like Englewood Attorney D.J. Banovitz, they can get on the path to recovery and justice while they continue to receive medical treatments and focus on healing.
While no amount of money can ever make up for catastrophic injuries – or the untimely death of a loved one, pursuing recovery can be critical to obtaining:
- Financial support to cover medical bills (especially during a time when injured people may be unable to work)
- Some sense of justice.
For those who do have the courage to move forward with a car accident case and hold the negligent parties accountable, recoveries can include damages for (but not necessarily limited to):
- Past and future medical needs
- Lost wages, including a future inability to work
- Vehicle repair bills
- Mental suffering
- Loss of consortium.
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If you have been hurt by a drunk driver or any negligent motorist, contact Englewood Attorney D.J. Banovitz for honest answers about your options for compensation and justice. For well over two decades, Attorney D.J. Banovitz has been dedicated to zealously representing people injured in motor vehicle accidents, protecting their rights and advancing their interests both inside and outside of court.
To discuss your potential case and options for justice, contact Attorney D.J. Banovitz by calling (303) 300-5060 or by sending our firm an email via the contact form on this page.
From offices based in Englewood, Colorado, Attorney D.J. Banovitz provides the highest quality representation to injured people throughout Arapahoe County, Denver County, Douglas County and the state of Colorado.