For whatever reason, there are individuals out there that want to hurt others. Whether it's incredible anger or debilitating mental illness, sometimes people just want to inflict pain and suffering on individuals they know or care about. As intense and direct as this blinding desire seems, it often times catches other people in the crosshairs. As one Colorado woman is finding out, her boyfriend's desire to hurt two other people lead to a crash that almost cost her life.
A Boulder County man has now been charged with murder after a car crash that lead to the death of a passenger and to his own serious injuries. On a highway known as Boulder Boulevard, the driver, a 37-year-old man, intentionally crashed his car into a tree at an estimated 90 miles per hour. In the car were his girlfriend, her child and two other passengers. One passenger, a 21-year-old woman, was ejected from the vehicle and killed.
What was initially considered a deadly car crash is now the focus of a murder investigation following a police call two weeks after the accident to the driver's home. During the domestic disturbance call, police were told by the driver's girlfriend that he had admitted to crashing the car on purpose and wanted to kill the other two passengers. Although the driver has a considerable criminal history, the exact reason for wanting to hurt the other passengers is unknown.
Like so many other senseless acts of violence, this crash and one man's desire to hurt others cost the life of one and nearly cost the lives of four others. For families, the death of a loved one leaves a wound open for life. Many times, these family members feel their only solace is holding the responsible person accountable for their actions. For these people, speaking to a personal injury attorney can help.
Source: 9News, "MAN CHARGED WITH MURDER AFTER CRASH", Aug. 29, 2015