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Tragic Hit and Run at Denver Intersection Caused by Drunk Driver

Elliott Hayden Bond (credit: Westminster Police)

A tragic hit and run accident occurred at a Denver intersection in September, when a teenage boy was struck and killed by a drunk driver while crossing the street. The fatal accident occurred at the intersection of Wadsworth Boulevard and West 100th Avenue just after 11pm. The driver immediately fled the scene of the accident but was apprehended and arrested a short distance away. He was immediately charged with Failure to Report an Accident, Hit and Run Involving a Death, and Driving Under the Influence.

At the time of the accident, it appeared that the teeanger was crossing the street against traffic and without a green light. However, no matter who causes the accident, leaving the scene of an accident and driving under the influence are crimes.

Drunk Driving & Hit and Run Accidents are Deadly

Drunk driving claims the lives of over 100,000 people every year according to statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Colorado crash trends continue to show that in the Mile High State, drunk driving is still one of the top three causes of fatal and injury accidents. In fact, in 2016, alcohol related fatalities accounted for 27% of all Colorado traffic accident deaths. Sadly, this represented a 5.9% increase from the previous year.

Leaving the scene of an accident in Colorado is a crime. If that accident leads to injury or death, then you could face serious consequences for fleeing. That’s because immediately after an injury accident, victims need emergency medical attention. After all, minutes can make a difference between life and death. When drivers flee the scene of an accident and fail to lend aid, they compromise accident victims and increase the likelihood of medical complications.

Accident Victims Need Experienced Legal Assistance

If you’ve been a victim of an accident involving a hit and run driver or a drunk driver, you need experienced legal assistance from the very start. At Hull & Zimmerman, we can help you during this difficult time. While the police may be pressing criminal charges, you need someone on your side helping to seek maximum compensation for your injuries. We can hold negligent drivers accountable for their actions and ensure that you receive the money you need to recover.

Contact Our Experienced Arvada Drunk Driving Accident Attorneys

Hull & Zimmerman, P.C.When a drunk driver injures you or someone you love, the steps you take immediately after your accident can affect your ability to collect compensation. One of the first steps you should take is to contact our law firm. At Hull & Zimmerman, P.C., our committed drunk driving accident lawyers are dedicated to the belief that everyone deserves justice. Contact us at (303) 423-1770 or (866) 385-3505.

Our personal injury lawyers have extensive experience representing injured accident victims in Broomfield, Arvada, Superior, Lafayette, Louisville, Erie, Brighton, Commerce City, Northglenn, Westminster, Thornton, Longmont, and throughout Colorado.

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At Hull & Zimmerman, P.C., we are honored to help accident victims in their time of need, and take our responsibility as personal injury lawyers incredibly seriously. We know how important it is for victims to secure the full and fair compensation they need following a serious accident, and that is why we take a hands-on, personalized approach to every case we handle.

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