A traffic accident in Fort Collins has left a 19-year-old female passenger in critical condition and the 22-year-old male driver of the vehicle in custody on suspicion of driving while under the influence. A coloradoan.com article talks about the details surrounding the crash. Reportedly, the vehicle involved in the crash was traveling on Larimer County Road 38E during early morning hours. When the driver attempted to make a left hand turn, the SUV rolled over, passenger-side down. The 19-year-old woman was partially ejected from the vehicle, with the weight of the vehicle somewhat placed on top of the woman. According to the news story, neither the man nor woman was wearing a seatbelt. Furthermore, conditions at the time of the crash were snowy, making roads hazardous.
The 22-year-old driver was arrested on suspicion of vehicular assault, DUI, and careless driving. Though evidence collected at the scene may indicate such offenses, it is essential that all vehicular crashes are thoroughly investigated in order to determine the exact cause and what contributing factors led to the crash in the first place. Certainly, given the type of vehicle that was being driven and the adverse weather conditions at the time of the crash, blame for a rollover crash cannot be solely attributed to the fact that an individual was supposedly under the influence in some way. While it will be determined in a court of law what degree of wrongdoing was actually committed, it is important for all the details of the case to be carefully examined so that the proper verdict is handed down.
If you have been accused of driving while under the influence in Colorado, it is in your best interest to contact an experienced DUI attorney that will conduct an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident in which you were involved. At The Bussey Law Firm, P.C., our skilled Colorado DUI defense lawyer will examine every detail of your case and take all issues into account while mounting a strong defense on your behalf. If you have been arrested, please don’t hesitate to contact us today at 719-475-2555 for more information.