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1 Dead, 3 Injured In Multi-Vehicle Crash On I-70 In Denver

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Denver, CO (November 20, 2023) One person is dead and three others are injured following a multi-vehicle collision on Interstate 70 in Denver on Sunday morning, November 19th. The Denver Police Department said the collision occurred around 3:00 a.m. at the Interstate 225 Interchange.

Officers with the Denver Police Department received the call about the multi-vehicle accident and arrived at the scene within minutes. The collision happened in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 70 and officers had to close all eastbound lanes for a “lengthy” amount of time, according to officials.

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Upon arrival, the police officers found one victim inside their vehicle, unresponsive. Paramedics finally pronounced the person dead at the scene and a medical examiner was called to the crash site.

Three other people involved in this collision sustained injuries and were transported to local hospitals via ambulance. The extent of their injuries is unknown at this time.

A tow truck was called to remove at least one of the vehicles involved in this collision on Interstate 70 and crews had to clean up the scene, which was covered in debris.

Investigators are working to figure out what exactly happened to cause this multi-vehicle collision in Denver, that cost one person their life.

Liability In Denver Car Accidents

Despite improved safety measures for cars, motor vehicle accidents remain one of the leading causes of serious injury and death in the United States.  According to the CDC, “more than 32,000 people are killed and 2 million are injured each year from motor vehicle crashes.” There are a number of factors that could potentially contribute to a car accident including:

  • Speeding
  • Distracted driving
  • Inclement weather
  • Dangerous turns
  • Poorly designed roadways

All drivers have a legal obligation to exercise due care in order to avoid causing accidents. This is especially true for commercial drivers that work for a city. A number of collisions are due to drivers that make dangerous left turns. Pursuant to Colorado Vehicle Code 424702, the driver of any vehicle intending to turn left must yield the right of way traveling from the opposite direction close enough to pose a hazard.

If a negligent driver worked for a city, that city could potentially be liable in the event of an accident. Generally speaking, employers are vicariously liable for the negligent actions of their employees – insofar as those employees were working within the course and scope of their job duties. There are a number of steps that should be taken after a car accident.

  • Photos of the accident site should be taken.
  • Surveillance footage should be sought.
  • Medical records should be preserved.
  • Eye witnesses should be interviewed.
  • A thorough independent investigation should be conducted.

The family of any victim that has died in a car accident may have legal recourse through a bodily injury claim. Damages in a civil claim can help cover lost wages, medical bills and funeral expenses. It is essential that evidence is properly preserved after a car accident. A car accident attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.

Investigating A Denver Car Accident

We at Accident News Now extend our deepest condolences to the family of the person killed in this collision. Any person that may have information about what happened should reach out to the police. A thorough investigation must be conducted for the sake of all who have lost so much.

Do you need more information about a Denver car accident? Our team of personal injury lawyers are here to answer any questions that you may have. We care deeply that accident victims are aware of their rights and that negligent drivers are held to account for their actions. Whether you just have legal questions or need a free, independent investigation into an accident we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (844) 966-0965.


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