We are here to help. Start with a free consultation.
Our Practice Areas

Hit and run accidents: Plea deal accepted in Colorado

When a family loses a loved one due to the negligence of another, knowing that justice will be served often provides some degree of comfort to those grieving. However, the criminal justice system isn't the only entity that can mete out justice. Many who have lost loved ones in hit and run accidents in Colorado, for example, also pursue a wrongful death claim in a civil court. Such may be the next step for one family.

In June 2016, a 35-year-old cyclist was reportedly killed in a hit-and run accident. Police believe that a 25-year-old woman was driving the vehicle that struck the man. According to reports, she left the scene of the accident but was captured after a witness noticed the damage to the sports utility vehicle she was driving and contacted police.

Police say that the woman refused a field sobriety test, claiming that she would be arrested no matter what due to her criminal record. However, officers at the scene claim she smelled of alcohol, and there was a 30 pack of beer in the vehicle with only five beers that were unopened remaining. A blood draw conducted several hours after the accident reportedly indicated that her blood alcohol content was well over the legal limit. A passenger in the vehicle is said to have told police that he slept through the accident but confirmed that the woman had been driving.

The Colorado woman recently accepted a plea deal; as part of the deal, she pleaded guilty to vehicular manslaughter. Unfortunately, those who have lost a loved one in hit and run accidents know that the ramifications of the unexpected loss of a loved one go much deeper than a feeling of loss. Many struggle with funeral expenses and lost wages in addition to coping with their grief. Some seek justice against a negligent driver who causes a death or serious injury by filing a lawsuit in civil court. A successful case resulting in a monetary award can allow these victims to better manage their financial situation, helping them focus on their emotional recovery rather than how they will pay their bills.

Source: dailycamera.com, "Driver in hit-and-run that killed Boulder cyclist pleads guilty, will be sentenced to prison", Mitchell Byars, March 10, 2017

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
Email Us For A Response

Get Started With A Free Case Consultation

We are committed to the justice you deserve. Call us at 720-689-0322 to speak with an attorney or fill out the form below.

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy

Listen to Kevin Flesch On The Radio

KLZ 560AM Official Sponsor of  Sportsman of Colorado Radio Show Senior Resource of Colorado Official Member Haystack Help Radio CBS 4 Haystack Official Registered Company LC Lead Counsel Rated BBB Accredited Business BBB Rating A+ Avvo Clients’ Choice 2012 Personal Injury Top American Lawyers Team DaveLogan.com Expert Network Distinguished Lawyer Kevin Flesch

Englewood Office
333 W. Hampden Avenue Suite 710
Englewood, CO 80110

Phone: 720-689-0322
Fax: 303-806-8882
Englewood Law Office Map

Denver Office
999 18th Street Suite 3000
Denver, CO 80202

Phone: 720-689-0322
Fax: 303-806-8882
Denver Law Office Map

Review US