Wheat Ridge, CO – Child Injured in Pedestrian Crash on I-70
Wheat Ridge, CO (June 23, 2020) – A pedestrian accident on Sunday left one child critically injured in the Wheat Ridge area. At approximately 9 p.m., on June 21, authorities were called to the scene of a motor vehicle accident on West Interstate 70.
Reports show that a small male child was walking along the side of the road in the 11000 block of West Interstate 70 Frontage Road when he was struck by a vehicle. The boy suffered critical injuries in the accident. He was rushed to a local hospital where he was admitted in critical condition. At this time, the incident remains under investigation.
Our thoughts are with the victim injured in this accident. We hope for their full recovery.
Pedestrian Accidents in Colorado
Given the dramatic increase for better health we have seen over the past decade, the number of pedestrians sharing roads with vehicles has skyrocketed. The positive change has driven lawmakers to create effective laws to keep walkers safe among others.
Regardless of the number of laws in place to protect pedestrians, we continue to see them harmed at an alarming rate. Pedestrian accidents are a growing problem across the entire country. Here in Colorado, thousands of pedestrians are left with life-altering injuries due to auto collisions.
Unlike people in cars and trucks, pedestrians do not have steel frames or endless padding to protect them. This means victims who are walking and traveling outside of vehicles are far more vulnerable and susceptible to suffering catastrophic injuries that require immediate medical treatment. When victims are injured in accidents as a result of another person’s negligence, it is crucial that they reach out to an accident attorney Colorado pedestrian as soon as possible.
The Colorado injury lawyers at Burg Simpson have spent over four decades putting together a proven record of success for protecting victims injured in accidents caused by negligent and reckless drivers. Our team has helped numerous victims secure multi-million dollar verdicts for their personal injury claims and we strive to help every person harmed by another person’s careless, reckless, or negligent actions get the justice and compensation they deserve. Contact our Colorado personal injury law firm today at (888) 895-2080 to discuss legal options available for you.
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