A man accused of striking and killing a 15-year-old pedestrian last week in Colorado Springs was reportedly going 30 m.p.h. above the posted speed limit. According to the Denver Post
, Colorado Springs police reported that Eric Ryan
was traveling approximately 70 m.p.h. and passing cars when he allegedly hit Ali Aashiq
at about 6:50 a.m. on the morning of March 15th
. Police say Aashiq was crossing Circle Drive when he was struck. A passing nurse performed first aid but Aashiq died at the scene.
The loss of 4,378 lives in pedestrian/motor vehicle crashes in 2008 is an awful statistic. This amounts to close to twelve deaths everyday of the year. According to WalkingInfo.org,
there were 69,000 reported pedestrian injuries in 2008, nearly one every 8 minutes. In the state of Colorado alone, 44 pedestrians lost their lives in 2008.
Nothing can be more devastating than the loss of a loved one, especially if that death was caused by a negligent, reckless or dangerous action on the part of another person. It is important that you speak to a Colorado wrongful death attorney
as soon as possible. If you have a wrongful death case, you can contact Denver Attorney John Fuller
for a free initial consultation. When a loved one has been killed, demand the best legal advice. Call 303-597-4500 today to get the help and representation your family deserves.
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