In Denver and elsewhere, driving in the early morning hours carries some amount of risk due to inebriated drivers, distracted drivers and others who may be too tired or impaired to make the proper decisions on the road. This is what apparently happened early in the morning on Saturday, Oct. 15 in Denver. A driver was driving in the wrong direction on Interstate 25 and caused a multi-vehicle crash.
Details regarding the incident
According to news reports, a 34-year-old woman caused a crash involving five different vehicles. Reportedly, she is also suspected in a hit-and-run crash from earlier. That accident also happened on I-25, and the woman reportedly fled the scene.
Both accidents happened within just minutes of each other and took place at around 4:00 a.m. on Saturday morning. After the hit-and-run collision, the woman apparently entered the southbound lanes of the interstate, traveling northbound. Several cars swerved to avoid her and ended up crashing as a result. The incident happened in the area of the 8th Avenue exit.
A total of five people had to be transported to the hospital for treatment of injuries. Authorities stated that most of the injuries were not serious; however, they had no update as to the extent of injuries involving the victim of the initial hit-and-run crash. A person riding with the at-fault woman was one of those transported to the hospital.
The woman was charged with DUI and reckless driving causing injury. No word was given as to whether or not she is being held in custody or was released on bond. In any event, those injured as a result of her reckless and unlawful actions can use reports of her arrest as evidence in civil claims to establish negligence on her part in a pursuit of damages associated with the accidents.