Two vehicles were involved in a head-on collision at around 7 a.m. on Monday, December 9, 2019, that resulted in a woman's death. According to the Broomfield Police Department, through its Public Information Officer Rachel Welte, the crash occurred on Sheridan between 160th Avenue and Lowell Boulevard.
A 1998 GMC Safari van was traveling northbound on Sheridan Avenue when it suddenly veered into the opposite lane, forcing a head-on collision with a 2007 Honda Element. Both women drivers had to be extracted from their respective vehicles and were rushed to the hospital. The driver of the 2007 Honda Element did not survive the collision.
As a result of the crash, Sheridan Avenue between Lowell and the Northeast Parkway toll road were forced to close for several hours. The crash remains under investigation.
A head-on collision between two vehicles is one of the most dangerous situations that can occur on Denver area roads. Two vehicles traveling towards one another at speed can easily result in very serious injury or even death. Because the two vehicles are headed right at one another, the full force and power of both vehicles' speeds instantly moves into the other upon impact, causing extreme damage to the vehicle, and often crushing the occupants inside.
Furthermore, the resulting impact often throws the driver and passengers in both cars straight forward, often through the windshield. This is often true even in situations where the driver and passengers were properly buckled, and especially is true when anyone in the vehicle is unbuckled.
Holding the Responsible Party Liable for Your Injuries
When another driver is the reason for the accident that causes a head-on collision, that driver should be held responsible for his or her actions. The negligence of another driver who veers out of his or her own lane and into yours is at fault for the accident and can be held financially responsible for the harm you and your loved ones suffered as a result. These injuries can include, but are not limited to:
- spinal cord injuries
- broken bones
- traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- cognitive impairment
- organ damage
- loss of limb
Whether the injuries you suffered are short-term, long-term, or permanent, you are entitled to fight for the compensation you deserve through the filing of a personal injury lawsuit. With the help of an experienced personal injury lawyer at your side, you can get what you deserve.
Why Do I Need a Lawyer?
Filing and winning a personal injury claim takes a lot of experience and know-how. Not only must you know the rules of court, evidence, and the law, you must also understand how to find expert evidence of the cause of the accident and be able to prove complex medical injury evidence in court. Attempting to do this on your own, or with an inexperienced attorney, could result in losing out on the opportunity to be compensated for your injuries.
Consult an Experienced Denver Auto Accident Attorney
If you or a loved one has been injured in any sort of motor vehicle accident in the greater Denver metropolitan area, please do not hesitate to contact us today at 303-642-8888 for a free consultation. We are here waiting for you.