CBS 4 in Denver is reporting that one pedestrian was killed and two others injured in an October 26 car accident. The fatal car accident happened in downtown Denver in the 2700 block of Walnut Street sometime after 2 a.m. At that time, according to reports, a 25-year-old woman hit multiple people with her car, fatally injuring a 28-year-old female pedestrian in the process.
In addition to the fatality, two other pedestrians were injured in the wreck. According to The Denver Post, after the accident, the 28-year-old pedestrian, a Preston, Idaho native, was taken to a local hospital, where she later died. No one else involved in the crash was reported to have been taken to the hospital. The Denver District Attorney’s office is alleging drunk driving caused the accident.
“She was arrested on suspicion of DUI,” John White, a Denver Police Department spokesperson, said of the alleged drunk driver.
On November 1, the 25-year-old woman was charged with vehicular homicide, DUI and assault. As of this report, she was free on $50,000 bail.
Accidents such as this are more commonplace than many people imagine. You should be able to count on the drivers you share the road with to drive responsibly, but the reality is, many do not.
Pedestrians, in particular, are far more vulnerable than other drivers, who at least have the protection of their vehicles when involved in an accident caused by a negligent driver. Our Colorado injury lawyers understand the dangers pedestrians face from negligent drivers and they also know what laws protect pedestrians and their families from suffering because of an accident caused by someone else’s recklessness.
[Did You Know?: The rate of drunk driving among drivers ages 21 to 25 is 23.4 percent, which is the highest of any age group.]
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