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Denver, CO – Man in Wheelchair Killed in Crash on W Colfax Ave

By Burg Simpson
September 11, 2020
4 min read

Denver, CO (September 11, 2020) – One person lost their life as a result of an accident in the Denver area early Friday morning. At approximately 7:30 a.m., on September 11, the Denver Police Department was requested at the site of a crash on West Colfax Avenue.

Local news sources report that a man in a wheelchair was crossing the road at the intersection of West Colfax Avenue and North Irving Street when he was struck by a vehicle after the driver ran a red light. The victim was critically injured in the accident. He was rushed to a local hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries. The driver remained at the site of the accident and cooperated with law enforcement. He was cited for careless driving resulting in death. At this time, investigations surrounding the accident are ongoing.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the victim who lost her life in this accident.

Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Colorado

Denver, CO – Man in Wheelchair Killed in Crash on W Colfax AveThousands of pedestrians 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. These accidents often force people into local hospitals for emergency medical attention. Although there are many treatment options available for victims, there is never a guarantee that victims will completely recover. In fact, many victims are forced to deal with permanent disabilities and endless pain and suffering. The fact that we see tens of thousands of people hospitalized each year due to the reckless and negligent actions of others is alarming. Unfortunately, not everyone is able to survive their injuries. Around 90 pedestrians lose their lives each year in motor vehicle accidents throughout Colorado. These accidents are often preventable, yet we continue to see the devastating consequences of reckless, negligent, and careless drivers sharing the road.

When pedestrians are killed in accidents caused by negligent drivers, their families should reach out to a Colorado wrongful death lawyers as soon as possible.  Families may be entitled to compensation to help alleviate some of the financial burdens they face moving forward. Not only does pursuing legal options provide families 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.

Burg Simpson’s Colorado pedestrian accident attorney has extensive experience protecting the legal rights of families who have lost loved ones in accidents due to the negligence of others. Our law firm is committed to helping those harmed rebuild their lives after having their loved ones taken away due to an accident. Our attorney has extensive resources, a nationwide reputation, and a proven track record of success helping victims and their families. Contact our personal injury attorneys in Colorado at (888) 895-2080 to explore legal options available for you.

Note: Independent sources were used in the creation of this post.  These sources include news reports, police reports, eye-witness reports, social media reports, and first-hand accounts about the injury accident. For that reason, the facts pertaining to the specific events surrounding this accident have not been independently verified by our writing team. If there is any information that is not correct about a specific incident or if you would prefer that the post be removed, please reach out to us as soon as possible so that we can make the correction or remove the post.  

Disclaimer: At the personal injury law firm of Burg Simpson, we have made it our mission to give back to our local community members. We have dedicated our careers to changing peoples’ lives for the better by fighting for them in court to ensure that they receive fair and full compensation for their injuries and damages after suffering an injury.  We hope these posts will help bring awareness to the dangers of driving and will remind members of our communities to practice safer driving habits and take the necessary precautions to prevent being injured. This is not a solicitation for business. The information in this post should not be misconstrued as medical advice or legal advice. The photos depicted in this post are not representative of the actual accident scene.

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