Grand Junction, CO – Two Injured in Plane Crash near Grand Mesa Scenic Byway
Grand Junction, CO (October 6, 2020) – An airplane accident reported in Grand Junction sent a Wyoming couple to an area hospital for treatment of serious injuries. Just before 11:55 a.m., on October 4, the Delta County Sheriff’s Office received a request for assistance regarding an accident near the Grand Mesa Scenic Byway.
Reports show that a small plane occupied by a man and woman crashed on top of the Grand Mesa just past Highway 65 (Grand Mesa Scenic Byway). The impact of the crash caused the plane to catch on fire, as well as some brush in the immediate vicinity of the accident. Firefighters rushed to the site of the incident and put out the fire rapidly.
The two people inside the plane were critically injured. The 33-year-old female inside the plan was airlifted via Careflight to St. Mary’s Hospital for treatment. The man in the plane, who was identified as the woman’s 35-year-old husband, was transported to St. Mary’s Hospital via ambulance. At this time, the incident remains under investigation.
Our thoughts are with the victim injured in this accident. We hope for their full recovery.
Plane Accidents in Colorado
Accidents involving aircraft send hundreds of victims to area hospitals every year with life-altering injuries. Although accidents involving helicopters, planes, and other aircraft are not as common as car accidents, the impacts of these collisions are often devastating for those involved. Many helicopter accidents take place as a result of defective or malfunctioning parts. However, there are various reasons why these accidents take place. There are instances where pilot errors occur, communication problems happen, or inclement weather, such as heavy wind, cause planes to touch down and crash prematurely.
Being involved in a plane accident can be extremely overwhelming. In most cases, victims are rushed to area hospitals where they have to undergo extensive medical treatment for their injuries. When victims are injured in plane accidents, it is crucial that they reach out to an aviation accident attorney in Colorado as soon as possible. Victims may be able to obtain compensation to help replace their aircraft, cover medical costs, provide for lost wages, and more. Working with a responsive and aggressive legal team in Colorado can help to ensure you are able to maximize your recoveries after being harmed.
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 team has decades of experience handling a variety of case types surrounding both personal injury and wrongful death incidents throughout the state. Our resources, nationwide reputation, and proven track record of success with helping victims and their families recover demonstrates the level of commitment our attorneys have for every client we work with. Contact our personal injury attorneys in Colorado at (888) 895-2080 to schedule a free case evaluation as soon as possible to see how our team can help you.
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