Texting, Speeding or Drugs May Have Caused Fatal Car Accident

Authorities are investigating whether texting, speeding or drug use played a part in an August 1 fatal car accident, according to the Denver Post. The Colorado State Patrol reported some of the details of the accident in a news release. According to the report, the 51-year-old driver of a 2011 Mitsubishi Lancer caused the collision. The Lancer was being driven southbound on U.S. 285 when it crossed the centerline and struck a 2009 Kia Optima headed northbound.

Four family members were riding in the Kia. A pair of parents, ages 73 and 76, and their daughter, 54, and son-in-law, 60. The parents were in town to visit the daughter and son-in-law. The mother was pronounced dead at the scene. The father and daughter were flown to St. Anthony Central Hospital with life threatening injuries, and the son-in-law and the driver of the Lancer were taken to St. Anthony’s by ambulance with serious and life threatening injuries, respectively. Everyone in the crash was wearing a seatbelt.

“Investigators are focusing on what caused Whyte’s car to drift into the oncoming lane, and she faces possible charges in the fatal crash,” said Colorado State Patrol spokesperson Sgt. Mike Baker.

Nothing can make a family whole again after a loss like this, but if their loss was caused by someone else’s negligence, they deserve to see the person responsible brought to justice and to receive the compensation they need to begin rebuilding their lives.

If you or a loved one are suffering because of a car accident caused by another driver’s negligence, contact our national accident lawyer at (866) 377-3800 today for a free consultation to discuss your case.

[Did You Know?: In 2011, 3,331 people were killed in crashes involving a distracted driver, compared to 3,267 in 2010.]

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  1. This woman destroyed my family she killed my grandma on scene my grandpa died two weeks and 1 day
    Later from his life threatening injuries my grandparents were married for 55 years when they died. My mother was nearly killed because of that womans actions I struggle everyday with my grandparents deaths and seeing my mother struggle to talk and walk is very difficult. I WANT JUSTICE FOR MY MOM STEPDAD AND MY GRANDPARENTS THEY DIDNT DESERVE WHAT HAPPEN TO YHEM MY MOMS FAMILY NEEDS JUSTICE TOO. WE WILL MAKE DAMN SURE THAT WOMAN PAY IF SHE GOES TO COURT IN COLORADO WE WILL FACE HER IN COURT WE WANT JUSTICE AND WE WILL GET JUSTICE ONE WAY OR ANOTHER WE WANT THAT WOMAN TO SEE WHAT SHE DONE AND THE DAMAGE SHE DONE TO MY MOTHER. I CANT AND NEVER BE ABLE TO FIND IN MY HEART TO FORGIVE THAT WOMAN FOR WHAT SHE DID SHE DESTROYED MY MOMS FAMILY WE WILL NEVER EVER BE A WHOLE FAMILY AGAIN THANKS TO THAT WOMAN. WE WERE FORCED TO BURY MY GRANDPARENTS SIDE BY SIDE HAD A DOUBLE FURNEAL FOR THEM ON AUGUST 28 2013 IN BROKEN BOW NEBRASKA WHERE THEY WERE FROM.

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