Two pedestrians were killed after a vehicle lost control and crashed in the parking lot of a popular Grand Junction cross-country ski area. The vehicle that hit the pedestrians was an SUV, the driver of which had suddenly swerved in order to avoid hitting another on-coming vehicle that had made a left turn from the right shoulder right in front of the SUV. The fatal car accident, which appears to have been caused by the reckless driving of the vehicle making a left-hand turn, occurred just before noon on Saturday January 5. Although police have not yet released the names of the individuals who were killed in the car crash, they have stated that no one else was injured or killed in the incident.
Given that the two pedestrians were likely the victims of wrongful deaths that were caused by reckless driving, the families of the deceased may be entitled to file a wrongful death lawsuit against one or both drivers of the cars involved in the incident. The fact is that making a left turn from a right-hand shoulder is likely illegal, especially if the roadway had double yellow lines, if the driver of the vehicle was distracted when driving and/or if one or both drivers were somehow intoxicated while they were driving.
These families, as well as others who have been victimized by another person’s negligence or recklessness, are encouraged to consult with the experienced Colorado personal injury lawyers at the Law Office of Mike Hulen, PC. With more than 60 years of combined legal experience, our esteemed legal professionals are skilled litigators who are effective at going up against any opponent to help our Clients secure the settlements they deserve. We are dedicated to helping victims of car accidents and other personal injuries get the compensation they need so they can focus on their recover and moving on with their lives.