A serious three-car accident that occurred on the I-25 in Thornton has left five individuals dead and five other severely injured. According to the police report in this case, the driver of a sports utility vehicle (SUV) had been witnessed driving erratically when the car crossed over a median into oncoming traffic and got into a head-on collision with another passenger vehicle that had been waiting in the intersection’s left-hand turn lane. This crash sent the SUV flying into the air, and it eventually landed on a pickup truck, killing all five individuals in the truck. The wreckage of the pickup truck was reportedly so severe that law enforcement officials initially had only thought there were four passengers; it was not until nearly four hours after the fatal car accident that the body of the fifth passenger was found by rescue workers.
Following the fatal car accident, four other individuals – including passengers who were in the first passenger vehicle hit by the SUV – were immediately transported to the hospital to treat their serious injuries. While the victims continue to recover, investigators are still looking into what cause the SUV to veer into oncoming traffic and trigger the fatal three-car accident. Possible causes may eventually be found to include some combination of:
- Driver intoxication
- Driver fatigue
- Driver distraction
- Reckless driving, particularly the driver’s intentional disregard of traffic laws
- Vehicle equipment failure (for example, brake failure or a steering wheel malfunction)
If any of these factors played a role in causing the fatal car accident, the families of the deceased victims – as well as the injured victims in the accident – will be entitled to compensation for their injuries, losses and mental anguish by pursuing a wrongful death lawsuit or a car accident lawsuit.
Denver Car Accident Lawyers
If you have been injured in or have lost a loved one in a truck accident, car accident or in any type of traffic accident, you are encouraged to consult with the motor vehicle accident lawyers at the Law Office of Mike Hulen, PC.
Our trusted Denver personal injury and accident attorneys have a proven track record of successfully handling car accident cases, wrongful death suits and other types of personal injury lawsuits, and we are experienced at helping victims and their families secure the maximum possible settlement for their losses. We encourage those who think they may have a claim to meet with us for a free initial consult to learn more about their legal rights and to receive a thorough evaluation of their case. Call us at (303) 932-8666 to get your case started at no upfront cost.