Single Vehicle Wreck at exit 139 of I-25 Ejects, Injures Passenger
Shortly after 2:00 a.m. on Friday morning, Colorado Springs Police responded to a single vehicle accident at exit 139 from southbound I-25 and discovered that a vehicle had rolled several times, ejecting the passenger who sustained serious injuries.
The driver, who was not ejected, was arrested for DUI, Careless Driving resulting in serious bodily injury and Vehicular Assault. The passenger was transported to a local hospital by ambulance. 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 ifs 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 her injury claim. Additionally, if the passenger lived with someone related to her by blood or marriage who also had a policy with Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist coverage, that policy might afford benefits to cover her 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.