The Colorado sunrise was shattered Sunday morning when a Metro taxi crashed head-on into a Hyundai on Monaco Parkway in Denver and burst into flames.
The Metro cab, driven by 27 year old Abdurazaq Bilal who had only been driving with Metro cab since September, was seen driving northbound in the southbound lanes of Monaco Parkway. The police reported that the Metro cab was traveling at a high rate of speed, but the exact details of the crash are still unknown. The other driver, who has not yet been identified, was driving southbound on Monaco Parkway when the Metro cab hit it head on near the grassy median. Flames appeared from at least one car as the manager of a local gas station, Biniyam Temesgen, could only watch in horror. It appears that there was no other traffic on the road, so the reason that the cab was in the wrong lane is not clear. The local fire departments arrived quickly and could put out the flames without further incident, but were unable to save either driver.
The lawyers and team at Klein Frank, P.C. sends our deepest condolences to the families of both drivers who have lost their lives in this crash.
With years of experience litigating car crash cases, including cases against cab companies, Klein Frank understands the issues with these cases. Cab companies may try to argue that a driver is an independent contractor thereby attempting to limit the responsibility of the company for the acts of its drivers. At a trial in Denver, this argument was not successful.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a car crash due to the carelessness of another driver, including a cab driver, call Klein Frank. Our team of lawyers and staff will stand beside you and help through the litigation process.