Some people feel the need to speed. This is true whether they are late for work or an appointment or simply because they like to drive fast. However, while many may feel perfectly capable of handling their vehicle at higher speeds, speeding has been shown time and again to increase the risk of an accident and cause more serious accidents when they do occur. Such seem to be the case in a recent incident in Colorado Springs that left several injured.
Speed a likely factor
Although authorities are still investigating the accident, they do believe speed was a contributing factor in the multi-vehicle crash. In total, four separate vehicles were involved, and eight people were transported to area hospitals for treatment of injuries. The report did not specify the severity of any of the injuries suffered. The accident occurred the night of Wednesday, Dec. 1 near the intersection of Powers and Airport Road.
Reportedly, a Volkswagen Jetta was westbound on Airport Road when it collided with a Nissan Xterra. The Xterra was turning left across the road, and the impact sent the vehicle into two other vehicles, a Nissan Quest and a Ford F-150 pickup. Officials believe one of the drivers was speeding, although the report did not mention which driver may have been at fault.
Compensation for the victims
If police determine speed was indeed a causal factor in the accident, and if they determine which driver was at fault, those injured in the accident may file claims against that driver and anyone else with ownership in his or her vehicle in an attempt to recover damages. A court will only adjudicate claims based on a strong showing of negligence on the part of the at-fault driver. As such, those injured will want to work with an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible to increase their chances for a successful outcome.