A child was seriously injured after a three-car crash at a Colorado Springs intersection. Fox 21 News reports that the injury crash occurred at the intersection of Astrozon Boulevard and Academy Boulevard. Police said a PT Cruiser was heading south on Academy when its driver ran a red light at Astrozon. The PT Cruiser hit a Dodge Dakota which in turn slammed into a Ford truck. A 6-year-old passenger in the PT Cruiser was injured. His 22-year-old aunt was the driver. Officials say alcohol and drugs may have been factors in this crash. Criminal charges may also be filed.
Street intersection crashes often result in major injuries or even fatalities. Some of the common causes of such accidents include:
- Driving under the influence: Drivers who are under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs are more likely to be involved in a street intersection collision.
- Disobeying traffic control features: Running red lights or stop signs are among the top causes of street intersection crashes.
- Failure to yield: When drivers fail to yield the right-of-way to other vehicles or pedestrians at street intersections, devastating crashes can occur.
- Speed: Excessive speed can also result in intersection collisions that cause severe injuries or fatalities.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a Colorado Springs car accident, the experienced Colorado Springs personal injury lawyers at The Bussey Law Firm P.C. can help you better understand your legal rights and options. Please contact us at (719) 401-0585 for a free and confidential case evaluation.