Colorado Driver Finds Speeding and Stoplights Do Not Mix

Excessive speed caused yet another major car accident in Colorado Springs, Colorado in September. Crystal Graves, driving an Oldsmobile sedan in the left lane of Palmer Park, ran a red light, lost control and ran off the left side of the road. The car then hit a retaining wall, became airborne and crashed into the fence and gazebo of a home on Delaware Drive.

The fire department estimated the car’s speed between 80 and 100 mph just before the crash, and rescue workers transported Graves to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Police charged Graves with possession of drug paraphernalia, careless driving and reckless driving, among other violations. However, reports show that drugs and alcohol did not cause the accident; instead, excessive speed is the sole cause of the incident.

John Vanato, the owner of the fence and gazebo, stated that he heard a crash and saw a woman attempting to get out of the back window of her vehicle. Fire crews ventilated smoke of the Vanatos’ home, and Vanato reported that he only installed the fence two weeks ago.

Luckily, and amazingly, there were no other victims involved in the high-speed crash.

Metier Law Firm, LLC–Denver injury lawyer

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