Two Workers Were Killed After a Driver Lost Control Of Their Vehicle
9news reported that two workers were killed after a driver lost control of their car. The accident happened at C-470 and Broadway. There was median construction going on at the intersection. The vehicle was traveling westbound on the C-470 off-ramp onto Broadway when the driver lost control of the vehicle. The driver hit both workers who were reported as working with Concrete Works of Colorado. The workers appeared to be working on the median of Broadway when the car accident occurred. The accident is still under investigation. The accident resulted in at least of the workers deaths.
Have you lost a loved one in a car-pedestrian accident caused by a drivers negligent behavior? Contact a Denver car-pedestrian accident attorney.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported that in 2010, 4,280 pedestrians were killed when involved in car collisions. The NHTSA also reported that an estimated 70,000 pedestrians were injured in traffic crashes involving a motor vehicle and pedestrian. On average, a pedestrian dies in a car-pedestrian collision killed every two hours, and injured every eight minutes. In 2010, the 4,280 people that died in pedestrian accidents accounted for 13 percent of all traffic fatalities in the United States.
This is a serious issue in Colorado. Many of our states citizens enjoy being outside and enjoying the nature around. A pedestrian is defined as a person involved in a motor vehicle accident that is walking, jogging, riding a bike, laying down, hiking, etc. when they are hit. This creates a lot of concern. When citizens are enjoying outdoor activities such as bike rides they are exposed to the elements that makes them very vulnerable to serious injury if in a car-pedestrian collision.
The NHTSA reported that over 70% of pedestrian fatalities occur in an urban setting. Nearly 80% of pedestrian fatalities have occurred at non-intersections of streets versus at marked intersections. Almost of crossing streets. Almost 90% of pedestrian fatalities occur during clear/cloudy weather days, and almost 70% of pedestrian fatalities have occurred at nighttime. Looking at these statistics this makes sense. For example when it is nice out more people are outside enjoying the weather. It is important to always pay attention when a pedestrian.
If you have been seriously injured in a car accident and were a pedestrian it is important that you contact a Denver car-pedestrian accident attorney today. Contacting a lawyer can not onlyhelp you through your recovery, but they can also help you recover financial compensation you deserve. When injured in a car-pedestrian accident it is important to seek medical attention immediately. Not only because of how little protection a pedestrian has against a car, but also because often times there are injuries that can be long lasting and need immediate attention. Contact a personal injury attorney to make sure that your rights are being protected and your medical needs are met. Also an attorney can help investigate the accident and prove negligence of the driver that hit you. This will help you gain financial compensation for the car-pedestrian accident you endured.