Florissant, CO – Two Killed in Five Vehicle Crash on US-24
Florissant, CO (August 17, 2020) – A multi-vehicle collision on Sunday afternoon claimed the lives of two victims. Just after 2 p.m., on August 16, the Colorado State Patrol received a request for assistance on US Highway 24.
Reports provided by local news sources show that a Harley Davidson was driving east on US Highway 24 when it collided with a Toyota FJ Cruiser. The impact of the crash sent the motorcycle across the road where it crashed into a Dodge Ram 1500. The Dodge continued forward and crashed into a 1998 Dodge Ram. A fifth vehicle was hit by debris. Two people involved in the crash, the 59-year-old male rider on the motorcycle and his 65-year-old passenger were both ejected from the vehicle. The two victims were killed instantly in the crash. At this time, the crash remains under investigation.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the families of both victims who lost their lives in this accident. Our thoughts are with them at this time.
Fatal Motorcycle Accidents in Colorado
More than 125 motorcyclists lose their lives in auto accidents throughout Colorado each year. These accidents are particularly devastating due to the fact that riders remain with very little protection. Although laws are constantly enacted to guide travelers throughout the state, we continue to see innocent people victimized by careless and reckless drivers. Thousands of motorcyclists are injured in collisions throughout our state each year. Although we would like to think that most victims make it out of their accidents uninjured, this is not always the case. Every year, numerous people lose their lives in motorcycle accidents throughout Colorado. Many accidents are preventable, yet we continue to see the overwhelming consequences of distracted and reckless drivers. When motorcyclists lose their lives in accidents, due to the negligence of others, it is imperative that their families reach out to a wrongful death attorney in Colorado to protect their legal rights.
Our Colorado motorcycle accident attorneys at Burg Simpson have argued thousands of cases over the past 40-years to ensure victims get the justice they deserve. Our attorneys remain dedicated to assisting families with rebuilding their lives after losing loved ones and move forward in the best way imaginable. We strive to help families maximize their recoveries so they are able to cover the financial burdens they face moving forward. Contact our personal injury attorneys in Colorado at (888) 895-2080 to schedule a free case evaluation to see how our team can help you.
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