Losing a loved one in a preventable car accident is always traumatic for family members and communities. This was the case on a recent Saturday when two cars collided in an intersection in Denver. Reportedly, excessive speed played a role in this accident in which a father suffered catastrophic injuries that caused his death.
DPD accident report
According to a Denver Police Department report, a 49-year-old man was arrested at the crash scene. The man allegedly traveled at an excessive speed when he ran a red light and entered an intersection. His vehicle smashed into the car of a man who had his child with him. The force of the impact sent the victim’s car crashing into seven other parked vehicles.
He was declared dead at the crash scene. His child passenger was rushed to a hospital for treatment of critical injuries. However, reports indicated that the child was expected to survive. Nobody in any of the parked cars was injured.
Speeding driver’s record
According to the DPD’s probable cause statement, the speeding driver faces charges related to driving at high speed and causing another person’s death. Reportedly, this driver’s record shows a conviction for drunk driving in 2000. However, the results of BAC tests in this accident are pending.
The surviving family members of the driver who lost his life could pursue financial relief by filing a wrongful death lawsuit against the other driver. Similarly, a personal injury claim could be filed to recover damages caused by the child’s injuries. Filing such claims in a Denver civil court could result in monetary judgments to cover documented financial and other damages in both cases.