Although many people may assume that car accidents only happen when the vehicles are moving, wrecks can occur anywhere on the road and at any time. When a vehicle is hit while it is sitting in traffic, the crash can be equally, if not more, devastating because the occupants of the parked vehicle are usually unaware of the other approaching motorist. Sometimes, the head, neck and back injuries associated with these collisions may not manifest until long after the accident, leaving the victim on an even longer road to recovery. A Colorado Springs father and his son may be experiencing these types of injuries after their car was hit by a speeding driver.
According to reports, a man and his 11-year-old son were waiting to turn at an intersection when their car was clipped by a speeding red Corvette. Witnesses report that the Corvette was traveling in excess of 80 miles an hour when it struck the silver vehicle at the corner of Jackson Street and Nevada Avenue around 9:15 p.m. July 12. The collision pushed their car into the front yard of a nearby house. Responding paramedics reported that the father was unresponsive; however, his son was responsive and able to talk. The extent of their injuries was not reported.
Reports state that the Corvette caught fire after the collision. At the time of the report, four people were being hospitalized, although the report did not indicate the severity of the injuries, nor did it provide any details as to the occupants of the Corvette. Officers closed the road for several hours to investigate.
As it is likely that the driver of the Corvette will be deemed at fault for this car accident. The man and his son who were in the silver car that was hit will be able to file a personal injury claim against the Corvette driver. Successfully navigated, such a claim will provide compensation to the father and son for any costs associated with the accident, including medical care, loss of wages, and pain and suffering. An attorney experienced in injuries caused by reckless drivers would be able to help the man and his son recoup their losses.
Source: Krdo.com, "Colorado Springs road back open after crash," Emily Allen and Greg Miller, Jul 13, 2015