Estes Park, CO (September 18, 2020) – An accident reported on Thursday evening in the Estes Park area claimed one person’s life. At approximately 10:15 p.m., on September 17, the Estes Park Police, Fire, and EMS were called to the site of a crash on Prospect Avenue.
Reports provided by local news sources show that a 48-year-old man was traveling on a bicycle at the intersection of Prospect Avenue and Birch Avenue when he was struck by a van. The rider became entrapped under the van. Firefighters responded to the scene and extricated the trapped rider from under the vehicle. The victim was rushed to Estes Park Health where he later succumbed to his injuries. At this time, investigations surrounding the crash are underway with the Estes Park Police Department.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the man who lost his life in this accident. Our thoughts are with them at this time.
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Colorado
Colorado, like most other states, remains proactive in protecting pedestrians and bicyclists traveling along our roads. 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 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.
Every year, numerous people lose their lives in pedestrian accidents throughout Colorado. Many accidents are preventable, yet we continue to see the overwhelming consequences of distracted and reckless drivers. When victims lose their lives in pedestrian accidents, families are often left to grieve their unexpected loss. 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.
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.
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