Colorado Hit and Run Laws

On Monday we discussed a motorcycle accident in which an SUV pulled in front of a biker. Without any time to react, the biker collided with the vehicle. When the biker regained consciousness, the SUV was gone. If caught, the driver could face severe consequences. In June of 2012, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper passed a new law that increases penalties for hit and run drivers. Now, any driver who causes an accident and flees the scene could face a six-year jail sentence.

The new law was inspired by Timothy Albo. In October of 2010, a car hit him and fled the scene. As a result of the accident, Albo suffers complications from a traumatic brain injury. His family pressed for a new law after the driver spent less time in prison than Albo spent in the hospital.

Albo said that if you cause a traffic accident and continue on your way, “you’re a menace.”

Colorado law says that anyone involved in a car accident that causes bodily harm or death must remain at the scene. Drivers can only leave the scene if they are on their way to report the accident to authorities.

Did another driver injure you and flee the scene? If so, you have a right to seek justice. We offer free consultations to discuss your story and go over your legal options. Call us today at (866) 377-3800.

Metier Law Firm, LLCDenver injury attorneys

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