Intersections are notoriously one of the most dangerous places on the road. A recent crash in Colorado made that very clear, as a young woman lost her life.
According to reports, the accident happened at Platte and Academy in Colorado Springs, and it took place early on Friday, March 22.
At about 12:17 a.m., the woman was a passenger in a sedan that was heading down N. Academy Boulevard, going north. Ahead of that car, a utility truck -- which was privately owned -- attempted to leave Academy and drive onto Platte, heading east. This meant that the driver had to make a left turn.
As the truck turned, the sedan hit it. The 27-year-old woman initially survived the crash, and emergency crews rushed her to the hospital. The driver was also badly injured in the wreck. While it appears that the driver was able to pull through, the young woman died from her injuries.
Per the Colorado Springs Police Department, nine people have died so far in traffic accidents in the city. She was from Denver, and reports did not indicate who she was with or why she was in town.
While pictures from the scene show multiple vehicles stopped at the site, police have not arrested anyone as their investigation is ongoing. This can take time with a fatal accident, as they do not want to make any mistakes when determining which driver was at fault.
It is very important for those who lose loved ones in tragic car accidents to know exactly what rights they may have to financial compensation.