Single Vehicle Wreck at Academy & Constitution Injures Passenger, Kills Driver
Around 9:00 p.m. yesterday evening, Colorado Springs Police responded to a single vehicle accident at North Academy Boulevard and Constitution and discovered that the driver of a Subaru sedan lost control of his vehicle and drove off the side of the road after traveling at “extreme speed” causing the vehicle to roll several times before it struck a marquee sign pole.
The driver was ejected from the Subaru and succumbed to his injuries at the scene of the crash. The passenger of the Subaru suffered serious injuries and was transported to a local hospital by ambulance. Updates on her condition have not been made public. The Major Accident Unit of CSPD investigated the scene of the crash and requests that any witnesses contact them with information.
When single vehicle crashes like this happen, injury victims sometimes assume that only the insurance of the at fault driver is implicated. To the contrary, multiple policies of insurance may cover the injury claim of the passenger in this case. The obvious starting point is the insurance of the at-fault driver, but if he was driving a vehicle owned by someone else, that liability policy would actually be primary over the at-fault driver’s own liability policy (meaning both would pay, but the owner of the vehicle’s insurance would pay first). If the passenger had his own automobile policy which carried Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist coverage, that policy might well afford benefits to cover his injury claim. Additionally, if the passenger lived with someone related to him by blood or marriage who also had a policy with Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist coverage, that policy might afford benefits to cover his claim as well.
There are other types of insurance implicated in a loss like this and that’s just one reason why it’s important to consult with experienced Colorado Springs Injury Attorneys if you ever suffer serious injuries as a result of another driver’s negligence. Call the Colorado Springs Injury Attorneys of Rosenbaum & Wootton, P.C. at 719.634.0102 or contact us on the web by clicking this link to schedule your FREE INITIAL CONSULTATION.