Durango, CO – Accident on Highway 550 Leaves Two Injured
Durango, CO (February 18, 2021) – An accident reported near Silverton left two people seriously injured. At around 5:40 p.m., on February 17, the San Juan County Sheriff’s Office responded to the site of a crash on US Highway 550.
Reports from authorities show that a vehicle was traveling near milepost 78.5 when it crashed into a second vehicle head-on while heading toward Ouray. Two people inside the second vehicle, identified as a female driver from the Silverton area and a male passenger from out of town, were both seriously injured. The two victims were transported to Mercy Regional Medical Center via EMS. At this time, investigations surrounding the cause of the crash are underway.
Our thoughts are with the victims injured in this accident. We hope for their full recovery.
Car Accidents in Colorado
No one can predict when an accident is going to happen. This is part of the reason why the aftermath of an auto accident is so overwhelming. The mental, physical, and emotional consequences of collisions come on immediately after being involved in a crash. Being injured in an accident can have an overwhelming impact on a person’s life. Regrettably, this is the fate for thousands of people across Colorado each year. The reckless and negligent actions of drivers send numerous people to local hospitals with injuries every day. Many victims are left permanently disabled as a result of their injuries.
Although there are numerous measures drivers can take to protect themselves out on roadways across Colorado, we continue to see innocent drivers and passengers left with debilitating injuries due to the reckless, negligent, and careless actions of other motorists sharing the road. Victims who sustain injuries in collisions caused by negligent and reckless drivers can benefit significantly by working with a team of knowledgeable and aggressive accident lawyers in Colorado after being harmed in collisions. Not only does pursuing legal options provide victims 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.
Colorado personal injury lawyers at Burg Simpson are dedicated to helping accident victims rebuild their lives and move forward in the best way possible. We strive to provide aggressive, comprehensive, and effective legal representation to ensure victims have the best chances of recovering after being injured in accidents caused by reckless and negligent drivers. 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. If you were injured in an accident, due to the negligence of another driver, contact our personal injury attorneys in Colorado at (888) 895-2080 to see how we can help you.
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