When someone violates the law and is driving dangerously, they put themselves and others at risk. Take, for example, this case out of Colorado Springs in which a man allegedly stole a bus from a nursing home in Aurora before causing a three-vehicle collision.
The Colorado State Patrol responded to the incident and said that the driver, 20, collided with two other vehicles on State Highway 83. There were two people who died in the collision, a 42-year-old woman and a 66-year-old man. Four other victims were injured in the collision.
The police reported that the 20-year-old driver was also taken to the hospital with serious injuries. At least one of the four who were hospitalized is not doing well, according to one update from the family.
The authorities reported finding the bus at around 10 a.m. that morning and attempted to make a traffic stop. The driver fled, so the police did not pursue him due to the safety risks.
It was around 20 minutes later that the Parker Police Department also identified the vehicle. The 20-year-old male drove off again, and he struck an unoccupied vehicle. Shortly after that, the bus was involved in the more serious collision.
Investigators are looking into the case now and believe that drugs, excessive speed and alcohol may have played a role in the crash.
Dangerous drivers should be held accountable for their actions
When drivers don’t follow the law or are reckless around others, they should be held accountable. Whether you’ve lost a loved one or are hurt yourself, it’s important that you consider seeking compensation from the responsible party.