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Pueblo, Colorado - Anthony Vasco Charged with DUI, Leaving the Scene After Injuring Pedestrian in Crash

East 19th Street and North Norwood Ave
Published: July 24, 2019
By: Joe LaFrance
Last Updated on December 11, 2020

Anthony Vasco Arrested for DUI After Pedestrian Injured in Hit-and-Run

A pedestrian was seriously injured in a hit-and-run crash involving a suspected drunk driver in Pueblo on Wednesday, July 17.

According to police, the crash happened at around 9 p.m. near the intersection of East 19th Street and Norwood Avenue.

The pedestrian was a 62-year-old man who suffered several injuries and was hospitalized in critical condition.

The suspect is 22-year-old Anthony Vasco, who allegedly fled the scene following the crash. Officers eventually found him with the assistance of a witness. Vasco has been charged with DUI, leaving the scene of a bodily injury accident, and vehicular assault.

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Legal Rights of People Injured by Drunk Drivers in Colorado

Attorney Dan Lipman represents people who have been injured by drunk drivers in civil lawsuits. Mr. Lipman has offered to share some general information concerning the legal rights of these drunk driving injury victims in Colorado:

When a drunk driver causes a crash and someone else gets injured, the injured person may have grounds to file one or more types of lawsuits.

First, in all 50 states, those injured in alcohol-related crashes may have the right to file a personal injury lawsuit against the drunk driver.

Second, in Colorado and many other states, there are situations where these injury victims may also have grounds for a dram shop lawsuit against an alcohol vendor who served the drunk driver before the crash.

According to Colorado's dram shop law, alcohol vendors (like bars or nightclubs) may be held liable for alcohol-related injuries caused by their customers if the vendor served someone who was either visibly intoxicated or under age 21, and that individual went on to injure someone else.

For example, imagine that Henry goes to Terry's Tavern and has several drinks. He begins slurring his speech and falling from his bar stool, but the bartender continues serving him additional drinks. Henry then leaves the bar in his vehicle and crashes into another car, injuring the driver, Jim. Jim may have grounds for a personal injury lawsuit against Henry as well as a dram shop lawsuit against Terry's Tavern.

If you or a loved one has been injured or killed after being hit by a drunk driver, you can learn more about your legal options by speaking with an experienced drunk driving injury victims lawyer.

Sources

https://www.koaa.com/news/covering-colorado/pedestrian-suffers-two-broken-legs-after-being-hit-by-suspected-dui-driver

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