It's not uncommon for most drivers to get into a car accident at some point in their lives. However, most people try to do all that they can to avoid causing one. When someone makes a deliberate choice that leads to a crash, such as speeding or texting and driving, that person could face criminal charges. One recent crash here in Colorado resulted in charges for one man after authorities say he caused a serious accident and was intoxicated at the time.
The crash happened at an intersection when, according to authorities, a man driving northward ran a red light. He allegedly struck another vehicle that had multiple occupants. Police say that the victims had to be extracted and taken to a local hospital.
One of the victims suffered serious injuries, but police say they believe that person will survive. The man accused of running the light was arrested and charged with vehicular assault. Police claim that he was intoxicated, though they have not announced how they determined that or what the man may have consumed. He was booked into the local jail, and there is no word on a pending court date.
Those here in Colorado involved in a crash with a driver who is drunk or high may feel especially violated by the incident since it did not have to occur. A serious accident like this one could result in financial difficulties for the victim and the victim's family. Those who want to hold responsible parties accountable may want to pursue a personal injury claim under the guidance of an attorney with experience in this area of the law.