Kit Carson, CO – Seven People Killed in Head-On Collision on US-40
Kit Carson, CO (June 27, 2020) – An automobile accident reported on Friday evening claimed the lives of several victims in Colorado. Just after 6:30 p.m., on June 26, the Colorado State Patrol responded to the scene of a motor vehicle accident on US Highway 40.
Reports show that a pickup truck was traveling down the intersection when it attempted to pass a semi-truck, which was traveling in front of them in the westbound lane. As the vehicle entered over into the eastbound lanes of the interstate, near Forrest Avenue, it collided with a second pickup truck head-on.
The impact of the collision caused the first pickup truck, which was towing a boat, to burst into flames. Seven victims involved in this crash were fatally injured. All seven victims were declared deceased at the scene of the accident. At this time, the collision remains under investigation.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the families of the victims who lost their lives in this accident.
Fatal Motor Vehicle Accidents in Colorado
Cars, pickup trucks, and SUVs are some of the most common methods of transportation throughout the entire country. Motor vehicles have made many advances since they became widely available in our country. Though there have been endless measures taken to incorporate and improve safety features in vehicles, there is no way to guarantee the safety of vehicle occupants involved in collisions. We continue to see people lose their lives at an alarming rate.
Every year, more than 40,000 people lose their lives in motor vehicle accidents across the United States. We see our fair share of fatal accidents here in Colorado. Some of the most common causes of collisions include distracted or impaired drivers, drivers who fail to yield the right of way, and those who act recklessly while behind the wheel. If your loved one lost their life in an accident as a result of another motorist’s actions, you should reach out to a team of competent, aggressive, and knowledgeable Colorado wrongful death lawyers as soon as possible to see what legal options are available for you.
Since 1977, Burg Simpson has provided nationwide legal representation to families who have lost loved ones in auto accidents caused by negligent drivers. Our accident lawyers in Colorado are passionate about fighting for peoples’ legal rights and holding negligent parties accountable for their actions. If your loved one lost their life in an accident, due to another driver’s actions, contact our attorneys in Denver, Colorado at (888) 895-2080 to see how we can help you.
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