Peyton, CO – Officer and Civilian Injured in Crash on US-24
Peyton, CO (July 20, 2020) – On July 16, officers from the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office were called to the scene of an incident near US Highway 24.
As officers attempted to pull over a vehicle on US Highway 24, the driver of the vehicle took off down the road. After a short pursuit, the vehicle and the patrol vehicle of one of the responding officers collided on US Highway 24 near the intersection with Rio Lane. The officer and the driver of the second vehicle were both injured. Both victims were rendered aid at the scene of the crash and transported to local hospitals for further treatment and assessment. At this time, the incident remains under investigation.
Our thoughts are with the victims injured in this accident. We hope for their full recovery.
Car Accidents in Colorado
Every year, car accidents throughout Colorado claim the lives of more than 600 people. Thousands more are left with debilitating injuries that require hospitalization and ongoing medical treatment. Even though there are numerous treatment options available, many victims are left with permanent disabilities that continue to impact their health and wellbeing indefinitely. Although there are numerous measures drivers can take to protect themselves out on roadways across Colorado, we continue to see innocent drivers and passengers left with debilitating injuries due to the reckless, negligent, and careless actions of other motorists sharing the road. Victims who sustain injuries in collisions caused by negligent and reckless drivers can benefit significantly by working with a team of knowledgeable and aggressive accident lawyers in Colorado after being harmed in collisions.
Victims deserve a fighting chance to get justice after being harmed in preventable collisions. The fact that we see tens of thousands of people hospitalized each year due to the reckless and negligent actions of others is alarming. Victims can work with a reputable attorney to hold those at-fault accountable for their actions. Not only does pursuing legal options provide victims with the resources they need to move forward, but it sets precedence for other drivers to let them know that they should maintain control of their vehicles and take proactive measures to prevent harming people sharing the road. An attorney can work with you to determine what legal options are possible for your claim moving forward.
Colorado personal injury lawyers at Burg Simpson are dedicated to helping accident victims rebuild their lives and move forward in the best way possible. We strive to provide aggressive, comprehensive, and effective legal representation to ensure victims have the best chances of recovering after being injured in accidents caused by reckless and negligent drivers. Our attorneys at Burg Simpson have earned a nationwide reputation for providing aggressive and trusted legal representation to victims who are seriously injured in auto accidents. Our personal injury attorneys in Colorado have a proven track record of success, that demonstrates our level of commitment to helping victims protect their legal rights and get the justice and compensation they deserve. If you were injured in an accident, due to the negligence of another driver, contact our personal injury attorneys in Colorado Springs at (888) 895-2080 to see how we can help you.
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