A two-car crash on I-270 caused the highway to be shit down from York St. to I-76, according to 9 News. A 1990 Toyota sedan and a 2002 Mitsubishi coupe were involved in the Denver auto accident, which occurred shortly before 2:00 in the morning. The Mitsubishi driver suffered mild injuries, however a passenger in that car was taken to the hospital with serious injuries. Police believe that the crash was caused by the 20-year-old driver of the Toyota, who they suspect was driving under the influence. He was taken into custody after the crash. The actual cause is being investigated.
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According to the Century Council, 127 Coloradans were killed in drunk driving accidents in 2010. Of those 127 Coloradans, 18 of them were killed in crashes involving a drunk driver under the age of 21. Some people debate the validity of drunk driving statistics, arguing that someone with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08% isn’t “really” drunk. One statistic put forth by the Century Council is that more then three quarters of drunk driving fatalities involved a driver with a BAC of 0.15%. This is just about double the legal limit. The good news here is that the number of drunk driving fatalities has trended significantly downward since the year 2000.
Contact the Denver car accident lawyers at the Gold Law Firm today if you or a loved one have been seriously injured in a Colorado car wreck. When you are injured because of the negligent actions of someone else, you are entitled to financial compensation for your damages, including present and future medical bills, property damage, lost wages, and pain and suffering. The injuries that you suffer because of the terrible decision by one person to get behind the wheel after having too much to drink can completely change your life. In some cases, you may need medical treatment for serious spinal cord or brain injuries for the rest of your life. You may also find that your quality of life has changed significantly because you are no longer able to enjoy the activities that you once took joy from. The Denver drunk driving accident lawyers at the Gold Law Firm work on a contingent fee basis, and offer FREE CASE EVALUATION. For more information, call today at (303)694-4653.