A fatal accident can be shattering for most families. A recent Sunday morning turned tragic when a 24-year-old man was killed. The car crash occurred on a Colorado interstate when the man was hit by a car. Authorities are still investigating this accident, which has been described as a hit-and-run.According to reports, the man was in the midst of crossing the interstate when a driver crashed into him. The driver continued to drive off from the scene and never stopped. Another vehicle approached and also crashed into the man, but that individual contacted authorities. Tragically, the man was declared deceased at the scene. Authorities still have not located the driver of the first vehicle, and the investigation continues.Authorities are asking for the public’s help in finding the hit-and-run driver. At this time, it is unknown why the man was crossing the interstate in the first place, particularly because he did not have a disabled vehicle. Although it is unlawful for a pedestrian to cross the interstate, drivers still have the duty to exercise reasonable caution when driving, and furthermore, hit-and-runs are illegal.
A car crash that turns fatal is typically overwhelming for surviving family members, friends and all those who had ties to the victim. This is especially true when a hit-and-run driver has not been brought to justice. Should the gathered evidence suggest that the hit-and-run driver acted negligently in a manner that caused or contributed to the death, the surviving family retains the right to litigate a wrongful death lawsuit in Colorado against the driver and any separate owner of the vehicle.Source: Valley News, “Hartford Grad Killed in Accident“, Sarah Brubeck, April 17, 2014