According to CSP, at approximately 9:47 a.m. on Wednesday, a car was traveling eastbound on Judge Orr Road east of Highway 24 when the driver lost control, causing the vehicle to veer off the right side of the road. The car then traveled through a chain link fence before coming to a stop after colliding with a large tree.
Both driver and passenger were injured and taken to the hospital by the Falcon Fire Department. CSP reported that both sustained serious bodily injury as a result of the crash.
The driver of the car was subsequently arrested on charges of vehicular assault and driving under the influence of illegal drugs. The identity of the driver has not been released by authorities.
This incident serves as a reminder of the dangers of driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. CSP officials urge drivers to take responsibility for their safety and the safety of others by planning ahead and finding alternative transportation methods when under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
At Burnham Law, our personal injury team will seek punitive damages in any cases where there is willful and wanton behavior. Driving under the influence is a common basis where Colorado law may allow an award of punitive damages. Punitive damages are meant to deter others from acting in the same or similar fashion such that we can enjoy a safer Colorado.
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