Motor vehicle accidents can change lives in a matter of seconds. Negligent drivers who cause car accidents in Denver often are held accountable for their poor decisions. Recently, the wife of Aurora's Fire Chief became a suspect in a hit-and-run car accident that injured two children.
The Aurora Fire Chief's wife is suspected of rear-ending her Nissan Pathfinder into a Hyundai sedan that was stopped at a red light. After rear-ending the Hyundai she allegedly drove away from the scene leaving two children inside the car injured, one seriously. A few hours later the Nissan was found at East Belleview Avenue and South Chambers Road. Police are expecting to file felony charges against her.
When a loved one is injured in a car accident it can be an extremely frightening circumstance for the family. Questions immediately arise which include what happened and who is at fault? An independent investigation into the accident can help families determine exactly what happened and who may be negligent. This may help the victim and his family pursue the maximum amount of compensation to which they are entitled. Compensation sought may include recovery for medical expenses, loss of wages and other costs associated with the accident.
When a driver hits another driver and then drives away it can be infuriating to everyone involved. The lack of caring about another human is something that most people cannot understand. All drivers must adhere to a duty of care while on the road. Not only does this mean not causing an accident in the first place, but it also means remaining at the scene should an accident occur. In the end, hit-and-run drivers need to be held accountable for their negligence so that they never injure another person.
Source: thedenverchannel.com, "Adriene Garcia, wife of Aurora's Fire Chief, suspected in hit-and-run crash that injured 2 children", May 15, 2014