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The Dangers of Head-On Collisions in Colorado

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Larimer County car accident attorneyCar crash injury victims may be affected by the accident for the remainder of their lives. Vehicle collisions can stem from a range of causes; however, human error is frequently involved. Head-on collisions are a type of vehicle accident that is often caused by a driver’s negligence. While head-on collisions are fairly uncommon, the results of such an accident are often devastating.

Conifer, CO Head-On Collision Leads to Multiple Fatalities

During the late afternoon of Thursday, August 26, a Colorado man allegedly caused a head-on collision on Highway 285 near Conifer, leading to the deaths of three people, including the driver himself, and serious injuries to others. Other victims included a 55-year-old woman and her 2-year-old granddaughter, who suffered fatal injuries in the collision.

Colorado State Patrol has reported that the man attempted to make an illegal pass before crashing head-on into another vehicle. Eyewitnesses have reported that prior to the crash, they had reported the driver for reckless driving and speeding. At this time, Colorado State Patrol is investigating the possibility of alcohol and excessive speeding being factors in this fatal collision.

What Causes Head-On Collisions?

Head-on collisions are also sometimes referred to as frontal crashes. This type of accident occurs when cars driving in opposite directions collide front-to-front. Head-on collisions may result in brain and spinal injuries, broken bones, and even paralysis.

While head-on collisions may be a result of mechanical issues, it is much more likely that the crash was due to one driver being on the wrong side of the road. This may happen if the driver is distracted, intoxicated, or drowsy. It can also happen when one driver attempts to pass another vehicle in an unsafe manner. In other cases, one driver may try to avoid an animal, ice patch, or debris and swerve into the other lane.

Contact Our Fort Collins Car Accident Attorney Today

After a crash, individuals who are involved in a head-on collision should call the police and request emergency responders. Once everyone involved has adequately received medical attention, it is important to gather evidence of the crash and its cause in order to prepare for a possible personal injury claim.

Working with one of our Larimer County car accident attorneys can help you to recover the damages you deserve after such a serious crash. If you or a loved one has sustained serious or fatal injuries due to a car accident, contact Hoggatt Law Office, P.C. to schedule a free consultation by calling 970-225-2190.




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