Update: Kit Carson, CO – Eighth Victim Dies from Head-On Collision on US-40
Kit Carson, CO (June 29, 2020) – A two-vehicle collision on Friday evening has claimed the life of an eighth victim, according to reports. Just after 6:30 p.m., on June 26, the Colorado State Patrol rushed to the scene of a collision on US Highway 40.
Reports from the CSP show that a white Ford pickup truck towing a boat attempted to pass a semi-truck on US Highway 40. The vehicle entered into the opposite lane and collided head-on with a Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck. The collision caused the Ford to burst into flames, killing all the occupants of the vehicle. The victims included a 9-year-old girl, five adults, and one other unidentified victim.
An 8-year-old boy was airlifted from the scene to a local hospital with critical injuries. Authorities confirmed that he succumbed to his injuries on June 28. At this time, police are investigating the collision.
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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