April 26, 2013
Distracted drivers are a major hazard on the highways of Colorado. In an effort to curb the growing problem, law enforcement officials across the state have been working vigorously to prosecute offenders.
Just yesterday, a 34-year-old Colorado man was sentenced to two years of probation and 300 hours of community service for causing a Colorado Distracted Driving Accident that claimed the lives of two men and left boy injured. Judge Diana Roybal, who presided over the case, stated she would have handed down a much stricter punishment had it not been for the forgiveness shown by the victims’ families.
According to an article from Colorado’s 9 News, the collision occurred on March 31, 2012, along 168th Avenue in the town of Thornton, Colorado. The driver responsible for the crash was heading eastbound along the road when he began to careen towards the right shoulder of the road while he was attempting to read a text message he received. When the vehicle left the road though, it struck three pedestrians who were walking. The lives of the two older victims were claimed upon impact, while a 14-year-old boy sustained injuries.
The Denver Personal Injury Lawyers with McDivitt Law Firm are aware of how devastating an injury or loss of life at the hands of a distracted driver can be. The firm is hopeful the verdict brings a sense of closure to the surviving victim and the families of those that died.