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Fort Collins, CO – Crash on W Highway 14 at Highway 287 Ends in Injuries

By Burg Simpson
August 10, 2021
4 min read

Fort Collins, CO (August 10, 2021) – The Fort Collins Police Department, Poudre Fire Authority, and EMS with the UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital responded to the scene of an accident that ended in injuries. At around 7:54 p.m., on August 7, emergency crews were notified that their assistance was needed on-site at a crash on West Highway 14.

Reports from the Poudre Fire Authority show that a collision blocked West Highway 14 at the intersection of North Highway 287 during the evening hours. The incident prompted police and firefighters to close off the roadway for nearly 25-minutes. EMS tended to victims on-site before transporting those in need of further care to area hospitals. At this time, the incident remains under investigation.

Our thoughts are with the victims injured in this accident. We hope for their full recovery.

Car Accidents in Colorado

Every year, auto accidents negatively impact the lives of people across the state of Colorado. Hundreds of people lose their lives in these accidents while thousands more are hospitalized with debilitating injuries. When victims are injured in crashes caused by negligent drivers, they may be entitled to compensation to help cover the financial burdens they face moving forward. A knowledgeable team of Colorado personal injury lawyers can help to ensure you are in the best position possible to move forward should you be hurt in a crash caused by a negligent driver.

In order to recover, victims must be able to prove that the defendant engaged in negligent actions that directly caused them harm. Some of the leading causes of crashes in our state include:

  • Drivers who speed, run red lights or stop signs, and those who disregard traffic control devices
  • Malfunctioning and defective parts
  • Drivers who are impaired by drugs or alcohol
  • Drivers who are unfamiliar with roadways
  • Texting, talking, or engaging in other distracting behaviors
  • Driving unsafe for inclement weather conditions

A competent legal team can help to ensure your legal rights are protected. Since 1977, the team at Burg Simpson has remained committed to protecting the legal rights of victims who are harmed in crashes throughout the state of Colorado. Our responsive personal injury attorneys in Colorado have a nationwide reputation that reflects our level of commitment when it comes to helping injured parties.

Our team strives to provide the most responsive and effective representation to ensure victims are fully and timely compensated after being injured in crashes caused by negligent parties. If you have been injured in an accident, due to the negligence of another driver, it is crucial that you seek legal assistance as soon as possible. You may have an array of legal options available to help you get justice.

Contact our Colorado personal injury law firm by calling (888) 895-2080 or 866-234-7768 at your earliest convenience to see how we can help you. Schedule a free, no-obligation case review with our team to determine what options are available to help you recover.

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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