A fatal crash, a sleepy driver and a surprise court decision all made the headlines last week in Denver news outlets.
Fatal Crash on US 36
A fatal car accident shut down the eastbound lanes of US 36 on Wednesday, January 22. A Jeep crashed into a station wagon from behind. The Jeep lost control and flipped, ejecting the driver. Colorado State Patrol says that the driver was dead at the scene. The station wagon hit the median, and then another Jeep crashed into the station wagon. There were no other serious injuries.
Court Doctrine Abolished
In a ruling that affects anyone filing a car accident lawsuit in Colorado, the state Supreme Court is abolishing a doctrine that says that drivers cannot be expected to respond safely to an emergency on the road. The court decided to strike down the doctrine after a jury ruled in favor of a man who hit an icy patch and crashed into another car. The injured man filed the lawsuit and lost, and the court ordered a new trial.
A security camera recorded another Denver car accident that damaged multiple vehicles and caused minor injuries. A wrestler who says he was tired from wrestling crashed into a parked car around 3 a.m. on Monday, January 21. The crash pushed the car forward, damaging two more cars parked in front of an auto shop on East Colfax Avenue.
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