Denver, CO-Traffic accidents are an unfortunate fact of life, but most can be avoided if drivers act responsibly and avoid deadly driving habits. Regrettably, many motorists drive without regard for others and do reckless things like speed or drink and drive. Police suspect both were a factor in a Denver-area crash that left a teen girl dead.
Police Suspect Alcohol Involved in Fatal Crash
Police suspect alcohol was a factor in a deadly traffic accident that occurred October 22, 2017.
Fox 31 Denver reports that a 14-year-old girl was driving on Riverdale Road near Brighton when she lost control of her vehicle and ran off the road around 9:30 p.m. The car rolled down an embankment, coming to rest in a retention pool. The car landed on the roof.
The 14-year-old driving was killed. Her passengers, two 17-year-old men and a 30-year-old woman in the car at the time of the crash. They suffered only minor injuries.
Police said none of the occupants were wearing seatbelts when the accident occurred.
Police have not determined if the 17-year-olds or the 30-year-old will face charges, according to the TV station.
Teen Drivers and Alcohol
It’s unclear if the driver in the above incident was drunk, but it’s not unusual for teens. Fifty-four percent of teens admit to drinking and driving while in high school according to the Center for Disease Control. What’s more, teen drivers are 17 times more likely to die in a traffic accident if they have a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08 percent.
How Can I Recover Compensation for My Accident?
If a drunk driver hurts you, you are injured on the job, or fall in a place of business you may be entitled to compensation for your medical expenses and other accident costs you incur. But to recover compensation, you must prove the party named in your suit was negligent, but that can be a monumental task without legal help. USAttorneys.com has an accomplished and knowledgeable team of attorneys who know how to build an accident claim that gets the results you want.
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