In some crashes, a thorough review of the scene reveals what happened. However, not all accidents are so easy to dissect in the first hours after they occur. This means that a fatal motor vehicle accident could take time for Colorado law enforcement officials to investigate, during which surviving family members must wait to know what happened to their loved ones.
For instance, Highway 83 here in Colorado became the scene of a recent tragedy. The two vehicles were traveling in opposite directions on the highway shortly before the crash. For an as yet unknown reason, the two vehicles then collided head-on.
The violence of the impact killed the driver and one passenger in one of the vehicles. The 2-year-old boy who was also in the vehicle survived, but required emergency surgery to repair damage to his legs. The couple's other child, a 3-month-old daughter, was not with them at the time of the accident. The two people in the other vehicle survived as well, but suffered unidentified injuries only described as serious by officials. At last report, investigators had not revealed which driver caused the crash.
It may take some time for the cause of the crash to be determined. This information could help determine the course of any personal injury and/or wrongful death claims filed by the parties or their families. In the meantime, everyone involved will more than likely be spending time recovering, physically and emotionally, from this tragic fatal motor vehicle accident. Once everyone has had the time to get their bearings, the factors that led to the crash may become a more important focus.
Source: kcbd.com, "2 former Lubbock residents killed in head-on collision", May 21, 2018