Denver residents enjoy a myriad of outdoor activities. With the beautiful and moderate weather that is common year-round, many people take walks and ride their bikes and motorcycles. Usually, these activities are done safely, but, occasionally, car accidents with walkers and bikers do occur. Lately, these pedestrian accidents have been occurring more frequently in Denver.
A man was killed over the weekend when he was hit by a drunk driver while walking. The man was crossing the street near Dartmouth Avenue and Federal Boulevard when he was hit by a car. That collision sent him into the other lane, and a second car hit him. That driver left the scene. Police later caught up with him near Iliff Avenue and Irving Street where he was arrested. The driver is being held on charges of DUI, vehicular homicide and leaving the scene of an accident.
Tragic events, such as the recent increase of pedestrian fatalities, have resulted in many families being torn apart. These families did not expect their loved ones to be killed while out walking in Denver. Negligent drivers should be held accountable for their actions. A legal professional skilled in wrongful death can help families determine what happened to cause their loved one's death and who is at fault. They can investigate the scene, bring in experts and ultimately recover maximum compensation for the tragic death. Holding someone accountable for the death of someone else is important in order to make sure they don't harm anyone else.
For those affected by the negligence of another driver they can be faced with tremendous grief and unanswered questions. Holding those responsible for the accident and collecting compensation for their loss is a way for families to move on and try to rebuild their lives.
Source: CBS News 9, "Pedestrian killed in hit-and-run ID'd," Mar. 10, 2014