Deadly Teen Car Accident Sparks Dangerous Wildfire | Pueblo Car Accident Attorney

As reported recently in the Pueblo Chieftain, a 15-year-old Vilas girl was killed in a car accident in Baca County on April 9th, 2011. The single-vehicle crash ejected the girl, who died later at Swedish Hospital in Denver; the 17-year-old male driver was uninjured.

The car crash, in which excessive speed was said to be a factor, occurred on Baca County Road M about 7 miles east of U.S. 287, when the vehicle left the road and rolled over into a field. The accident started a 2000-acre wildfire northeast of Campo, which was later contained. Authorities indicated that charges are pending against the teen driver, including a citation for speeding.

According to accident statistics compiled by the Colorado State Patrol (CSP), during 2008, the latest year for which accurate crash data are available, excessive speed was a factor in approximately 20% of the more than 27,000 vehicle accidents statewide that year. As suggested by this tragic accident, teens and speeding can be a particularly deadly combination.

When an accident happens in the Pueblo area, it’s important to seek the help of an experienced Pueblo car accident attorney. Experienced Pueblo car accident lawyer, Mickey Smith, can discuss all of your legal options available to you, ensure that the responsible parties are held accountable for their actions, and win the monetary compensation and other long-term help to which you are entitled. Contact Mickey Smith today at 719-544-0062 today to schedule your free consultation.

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