Labor Day Weekend marks the unofficial end of summer and there are activities galore to help celebrate: Taste of Colorado at Civic Center and the neighborhood barbeque have become the hallmarks of this extended weekend. While those celebrations may often include burgers and beer, Klein Frank, P.C. hopes that your celebration does not end with drinking and driving.
Too many people still take to the Colorado roads after consuming alcohol or other drugs, an often deadly combination. Just a few days ago, Denver Post reporter, Colleen O’Connor, was hit and killed by a driver who is being investigated for drunk-driving. Our deepest condolences go out to Ms. O’Connor’s family and friends. While the police continue to investigate this crash, Ms. O’Connor has now become one of the statistics of fatalities on the Colorado roadways. So far this year, the Colorado Department of Transportation has documented 370 fatalities from motor vehicle collisions.
Let’s hope the number of motor vehicle caused deaths doesn’t continue to rise over this holiday weekend. If you are out celebrating, and alcohol or drugs are consumed, please do not get behind the wheel of a car. Let someone else drive, call a cab, get a ride, or just stay where you are. It is better to be safe rather than sorry later.
If you or a family member has been hurt in a car accident caused by a drunk driver, our Boulder car accident lawyers may be able to help. We understand how insurance companies work and are prepared to pursue maximum compensation on your behalf. Our number one priority is to ensure that you are made whole again after a serious accident.
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