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Littleton, CO – One Dead & One Injured in Innertube Crash at Chatfield State Park

By Burg Simpson
June 14, 2020
4 min read

Littleton, CO (June 14, 2020) – A boating accident involving an innertube claimed one man’s life and left a second victim seriously injured, according to reports. Just before 3:30 p.m., on June 13, the Colorado Parks and Wildlife and South Metro Fire Rescue responded to the scene of an incident at the Chatfield State Park.

Reports from authorities indicate that two people were out on the water in an innertube when they became involved in an accident. The accident caused the two riders to fall off the innertube. Two dive teams responded to the scene to conduct a thorough search for both missing swimmers. The first victim was located in the water and rescued. They were transported to a local hospital for treatment of injuries.

At approximately 4:30 p.m., the second person was recovered from the water. They were rushed to the hospital by West Metro Fire ambulance. The victim succumbed to their injuries after arriving at the hospital. Authorities identified the victim as a 28-year-old male. At this time, the incident remains under investigation.

Our thoughts are with the victim injured in this accident. We hope for their full recovery.

We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the victim who lost his life in this accident.

Fatal Boating Accidents in Colorado

Littleton, CO – One Dead & One Injured in Innertube Crash at Chatfield State ParkApproximately 650 people lose their lives annually in boating accidents across the United States. Although riding in a boat, on an innertube, or any other watercraft can be enjoyable, it is imperative that it is done with extreme caution. Not paying full attention to your surroundings can be life-threatening. We see our fair share of fatal accidents here on the water in Colorado. Some of the most common causes of collisions include driver inattention and those who act recklessly while behind the wheel. If your loved one lost their life in an accident as a result of another person’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 boat 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.

Note: Independent sources were used in the creation of this post.  These sources include news reports, police reports, eye-witness reports, social media reports, and first-hand accounts about the injury accident. For that reason, the facts pertaining to the specific events surrounding this accident have not been independently verified by our writing team. If there is any information that is not correct about a specific incident or if you would prefer that the post be removed, please reach out to us as soon as possible so that we can make the correction or remove the post.  

Disclaimer: At the personal injury law firm of Burg Simpson, we have made it our mission to give back to our local community members. We have dedicated our careers to changing peoples’ lives for the better by fighting for them in court to ensure that they receive fair and full compensation for their injuries and damages after suffering an injury.  We hope these posts will help bring awareness to the dangers of driving and will remind members of our communities to practice safer driving habits and take the necessary precautions to prevent being injured. This is not a solicitation for business. The information in this post should not be misconstrued as medical advice or legal advice. The photos depicted in this post are not representative of the actual accident scene.

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