Fort Collins, CO – One Killed in Head-On Crash on County Rd 19 (S Taft Hill Rd)
Fort Collins, CO (August 19, 2020) – A car crash reported on Tuesday afternoon in the Fort Collins area claimed one driver’s life and left one other person injured. Just after 3 p.m., on August 18, officers from the Fort Collins Police Department responded to the scene of a motor vehicle accident on South Taft Hill Road (County Road 19).
Reports provided by local news sources show that a black 2017 Toyota Corolla was traveling north on South Taft Hill Road when it collided with a southbound 2008 Mini Cooper after the Mini Cooper drifted across the center line in the 1600 block of South Taft Hill Road. The female passenger of the Corolla was killed instantly in the crash. An adult male inside the Corolla sustained minor injuries in the crash and was rendered aid at the scene. The male driver of the Mini Cooper was rushed to a local hospital for treatment. At this time, the circumstances of the crash are under investigation.
Our thoughts are with the victims 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 their life in this accident. Our thoughts are with them at this time.
Fatal Auto 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 from collisions 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, BurgSimpson.com 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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