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- Paul Walker. The Porsche driven by his friend, was traveling at about 90 mph when it began to drift as it emerged from a curve. The vehicle slammed into a light pole and was engulfed in flames. Both men died. Walker left behind a beautiful young daughter and was in the middle of filming the Fast and the Furious 7.
- Ryan Dunn. The actor of “Jackass” notoriety was killed in June 2011 when his speeding Porsche 911 wrapped around a tree and burst into flames.
- Lisa Lopes. The flamboyant recording artist was killed while vacationing in Honduras. She apparently lost control of her rented SUV and the vehicle tipped over. Lopes died with a head injury. The other eight passengers survived with varying degrees of injuries.
- Princess Diana. Attempting to flee the paparazzi while vacationing in Paris with her companion Dodi Al Fayed, her driver inadvertently slammed into an interior wall of the Pont de l’Alma tunnel. Only Dianna’s bodyguard survived the crash.
- Grace Kelly. The talented actress turned Princess was driving her Rover 3500 in Monaco when she crashed through a retaining wall. She and her daughter were trapped as the Rover careened 120 feet through tree branches. Grace was killed on impact while her daughter survived with multiple injuries.
- Steve Prefontaine. The track and field star was on his way home from a party when he swerved his MG convertible to prevent a collision with another vehicle. His car flipped after hitting a stone wall, fatally pinning the young athlete underneath.
- Jayne Mansfield. The screen siren, her lawyer, and a night club owner were all killed when Mansfield’s Buick Electra rear-ended a tractor-trailer. Sleeping in the back seat, Mansfield’s three children survived the crash.
- Jackson Pollock. The career of this avant-garde painter was cut short when a single-car, alcohol-related crash claimed his life in Springs, NY in 1956.
- James Dean. The vibrant young film star was killed when his prized Porsche Spyder collided head on with another vehicle. His passenger survived with head injuries and a broken leg, although Dean was nearly decapitated. He was pronounced dead on the scene.
On Thursday, a wrongful death lawsuit was filed against a Glenwood Springs bar in Garfield District Court by the parents of a 16-year-old Carbondale girl who died in a road accident on Interstate 70 in Glenwood Canyon last spring.
The parents of Jennifer Nevarez said that the bartender of the Bayou Cajun Restaurant and bar served the underage driver alcohol prior to the crash. 18-year-old Brianda Zavala was driving the car; Nevarez was the passenger with another individual, 24-year-old Albino Ortiz-Monge. They all died in the accident that happened on 14th of April at about 5:30 a.m., three and a half hours after the bar’s 2 a.m. closing. The crash happened when the car crossed the center line in a construction zone and collided head-on with a semi-truck.
All three auto accident victims had a BAC level above the legal limit for driving when the crash happened. According to the patrol’s follow-up report, Zavala’s BAC level was 0.241%. Witnesses said the 3 may have continued drinking after leaving the bar.
In the lawsuit filed by Nevarez’s parents, they said that Pedro and Elda Nevarez, Zavala’s consumption of alcohol at the bar “caused, or was a substantial cause, of her being intoxicated in the morning hours — when the fatal incident occurred”.
26-year-old Denisse Arreola, who works as a bartender at the bar and was present at the bar that night was recently convicted in Garfield County Court on a misdemeanor charge for providing alcohol to an underage individual in relation to the incident. On 12th of September, Arreola pleaded no contest to the charge and according to a description of the plea in the court file; a “no contest” plea is not an admission of guilt. She said that she didn’t serve the underage individuals that night.
The case is still under investigation by the Colorado Liquor Enforcement Division for providing alcohol to Zavala and Nevarez illegally who were underage. Daria Serna, Colorado Department of Revenue/Liquor Enforcement spokeswoman said in an e-mail, “This is where the business explains to the state why action should not be taken against their liquor license. The next step will be the pre-hearing conference, but we are not there yet”.
Steve Behem, the owner of the bar didn’t comment on the case. He said that his Colorado attorney had not yet had a chance to review it and has advised him not to comment. He has decided to sell the restaurant and bar business. He said, “That’s a long time to be in this industry, and I can’t wait for the next chapter to begin”. On 18th of October, they will be having the last and 29th anniversary party of the bar.
Last year, the Bayou was reprimanded by liquor authorities for providing alcohol to underage individuals in June 2011 and November 2011. After that hearing, the liquor license of the bar was suspended for five years. The bar was also fined $939.
The Nevarez lawsuit requests a jury trial to determine damages.
According to 9NEWS, a 91-year-old Denver woman, Marjorie Ewers, caused a crash that killed a person driving a scooter. The driver of the scooter (Deborah Hudes, 53) was struck from behind while she was stopped at a red light at the intersection of Quebec and 8th Street and died on the scene. Ewers was cited with careless driving resulting in death and is set to appear in court on September 30.
Dangerous Intersections in DenverAccording to another 9NEWS.com report, the most dangerous intersection in Denver for accidents that involved motor vehicles and pedestrians was at Colfax and Broadway. From 2010 to 2012, there were five injuries that resulted from a total of eleven accidents at this particular intersection. Several other streets that intersect with Colfax make 9NEWS.com’s “Top 10 worst intersections for auto-pedistrian accidents” list, too, including Colfax and Franklin, Colfax and Grant, Colfax and Lincoln, and Colfax and Valentia.
The intersection at Market Street and 20th Street was #2 on the list with 3 injuries and 5 accidents that occurred between 2010 and 2012. Other notable dangerous intersections include another intersection on Broadway – at Broadway and 13th Avenue, and a pair of intersections on Federal including one at 10th Avenue and Federal and the other at Kentucky and Federal.If a loved one has been killed or you have been injured in an auto accident, slip or fall on dangerous property, or an instance of medical malpractice anywhere in Colorado, we want to hear about the details of your case. Contact an injury attorney today via phone, fax or e-mail and arrange your free initial consultation. We return after-hours calls promptly and provide Spanish-speaking interpreters. Let us fight for the just and fair compensation you deserve. Denver Personal Injury Law Office Fuller Injury Law | John R. Fuller, P.C. 1736 Race Street Denver, CO 80206 Phone: (303) 597-4500
According to the denverpost.com, a 14-year-old girl was killed in a rollover accident east of Calhan, CO, when her brother lost control of the car. Jae Ellis, was killed in the accident and pronounced dead at the scene and her brother, 16-year-old Jourdan Ellis, was taken to the hospital with life threatening injuries. The driver apparently lost control of the vehicle causing it to veer off the right-side of the road striking a fence before rolling. Neither drugs, alcohol, nor speeding were presumed to be a factor in the accident. The crash is still under investigation at this time by the Colorado State Patrol.According to reports made by the Insurance Institute For Highway Safety, “3,023 teenagers ages 13-19 died in motor vehicle crashes in 2011” and “Eighty percent of teenage motor vehicle crash deaths in 2011 were passenger vehicle occupants.” Vehicle accidents killed more teenagers, ages 13-19, than anything else in the United States in 2010. In 2011, 59% of all teenagers killed in auto accidents were in a car driven by another teenager. If you have been injured in a car accident, contact Denver car accident lawyer John R. Fuller today. The Denver personal injury attorney you select often makes the difference between a settlement that favors the insurance company and a settlement or verdict that is fair and meets your needs. Our Colorado personal injury law firm has the experience to know when our clients are being treated fairly and will respond accordingly. Contact John R. Fuller, P.C., for a free initial consultation to discuss your case.
The 4th of July is a great time to have a party with your family and friends. All over the country people will be going to fireworks shows and throwing barbecues. Here in Denver, people will celebrate at sporting events with the Rockies and the Rapids, and at shows in various places, including Red Rocks. Although it has been dry and there are wild fires around the state, there will also be municipal fireworks shows in various cities across the state. One thing that everyone needs to do is to be sure that they do everything possible to prevent drunk driving. Law enforcement will be out patrolling for drunk drivers, so in addition to the terrible risk of accidents, drunk drivers will be at greater than normal risk of a DUI.
Have you lost a loved one in a tragic drunk driving accident? Speak with a compassionate Denver wrongful death attorney immediately to discuss your options.
It may surprise you to know that the 4th of July is one of the most dangerous holidays of the year for drunk driving. Certainly, many people include a few beers among the day’s revelry. Unfortunately, getting behind the wheel after having a few too many can result in horrible tragedy. Everyone knows that driving after drinking is dangerous, so each of us needs to do what we can to prevent it this holiday. If you are out for the day, make sure that you have a safe way home. If you are hosting the party, make sure that your guests have safe ways home. It’s never a bad idea to offer guests a place to sleep, so that everyone can drive home safely in the morning.
Contact Denver wrongful death attorney John Fuller as soon as possible if you have lost a loved one in a drunk driving accident. When one person’s negligence causes the death of someone else, the surviving family may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, loss of income and companionship. Nothing can replace the person who you lost to this senseless accident, but a Colorado wrongful death claim is one way of seeking justice and holding the drunk driver accountable for his or her actions. For more information and a FREE CONSULTATION, call John Fuller today at (303)597-4500 or fill out and submit the contact form on this website.
A third person has died after an accident in which two others were killed earlier, according to CBS Denver. An accident over Memorial Day weekend in which a car struck a vehicle apparently abandoned in the emergency lane on I-70 has now resulted in the deaths of three people. Two passengers were killed in the accident, and a third has now been removed from life support at the hospital and has died. The car was getting into I-70 at Wadsworth Blvd. When it crashed into a truck that was in the median. At the time of the accident, traffic was severely backed up due to the police investigation.
Have you lost a loved one in a car accident? Speak with an experienced Denver wrongful death attorney today to discuss your options.
Each year, over 30,000 people are killed in traffic accidents across the country. While the good news is that the number of highway fatalities has been trending downward in recent years, there are still far too many families who lose loved ones in these tragedies. In many cases, even when the victim ultimately dies, huge medical bills are racked up by efforts to save the person’s life, to say nothing of the wages lost over a lifetime if the victim was responsible for the financial well-being of a family. If your family’s loss was caused by the negligence of someone else, you may be entitled to financial compensation for these medical bills and lost wages, as well as funeral expenses and loss of companionship.
Speak with dedicated Denver wrongful death attorney John Fuller today to discuss your options if your family has lost a loved one because of another driver’s negligent behavior. John has helped countless Colorado families as they seek justice for their losses. With many years of experience in Colorado wrongful death law, John works hard to protect the rights of every client, and to recover the compensation that they need to ensure that someone else’s reckless actions don’t result in financial hardship. He is a dedicated Denver wrongful death attorney who is ready to speak with your about your situation. For more information and a FREE CONSULTATION, call John Fuller today at (303)597-4500 or simply fill out and submit the contact form on this website.
The driver arrested in connection with the death of a cyclist in Lyons has publicly criticized bicyclists, according to the Denver Post. As the Lyons Planning and Community Development Commission held town meetings concerning bike lanes on local streets, Patrick Ward occasionally appeared to make comments about cyclists “disobeying signage and traffic lights” as well as saying that “These people don’t belong in Lyons.” Ward was arrested after a traffic accident in which a cyclist was killed. Police believe that he was under the influence of alcohol at the time, and charged him with vehicular homicide, careless driving resulting in death, and DUI.
Have you lost a loved one in a bicycle accident? Contact an experienced Denver wrongful death lawyer today to discuss your options.
Every year, about 30,000 people are killed in traffic accidents across the United States, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Of those fatalities, between 500 and 1000 are bicyclists. While this number is comparatively low, it is certainly far too high for the hundreds of families that are left to mourn the loss of loved ones. It is extremely important for every cyclist to pay close attention to their surroundings and be constantly aware of traffic. On the other hand, it is also vital that every driver be aware of the possibility of cyclists and pedestrians in the area.
Contact experienced Denver personal injury lawyer John Fuller if you have lost a loved one in a bicycle accident. In addition to emotional trauma, the loss of a loved one in a tragic accident can result in serious financial hardship. Medical bills accrued in attempts to save a life in addition to loss of income can make it very difficult for a family to make ends meet, particularly if the lost loved one was the family’s primary breadwinner. John is a dedicated Denver bicycle accident lawyer who has a great deal of experience with Colorado wrongful death claims. For more information and a FREE CONSULTATION, contact John Fuller today at (303)597-4500.