When you get behind the wheel, it’s important to remember that your actions impact not just you, but everyone around you. Although driving may sometimes feel like a solo endeavor, it is really a highly communicative and interactive activity that requires full participation of everyone on the road.
While sometimes the driver who has made an error is the one to take the brunt of the repercussions, sometimes it is an innocent bystander. These cases can be some of the hardest to deal with. After all, it is never easy to handle the reality that someone was just in the wrong place at the wrong time. But, unfortunately, this is often the case.
A recent story sheds light on this kind of situation.
On Thanksgiving, two teens were driving on I-25 near Erie, when a wrong-way driver hit their car. The crash killed one teen at the scene. The other teen was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.
Colorado state trooper spokesman Tim Sutherland explained that the injured driver’s name could not be released because he was under the age of 18.
Currently, investigations are underway to determine the cause of the collision. However, at the moment it is believed that alcohol may have caused the wrong-way driver to drive into the teens’ car.
Death is always a tragic event. But when it happens on a holiday, especially one centered around giving thanks, it is especially numbing. We send our heartfelt condolences to the families of all those impacted by this tragic event.
Drunk Driving Never Ends Well. We Can Help
The holiday season is one time of the year when drinking and driving are especially prevalent. As easy as it may seem to get behind the wheel after having a few drinks, this incident is a firm reminder to think twice.
If you’ve been drinking, there are countless ways in which you can get home without putting your life or the life of someone else in danger. These days, there are apps, rideshare services, and, as always, a designated driver, who can help you get home safely. At this point, there really is very little excuse for driving under the influence.
However, drinking and driving may, at some point, happen. And if you’ve been charged with DUI, you should know that we are here to help. Our team of attorneys is well equipped to guide you through the legal process, one step at a time.
As a Denver accident law firm, we understand that being charged with DUI can be a scary and overwhelming process. That’s why we don’t want you to have to go through it alone. If you have questions, feel free to contact Levine Law.
It’s far better to have an attorney on your side who can fight for you than to go it alone and risk further repercussions. We understand that mistakes are a part of life and we want to help you get over this hurdle and back to living yours to the fullest.