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June 2015 Archives

Patricia M. Jarzobski

Car accidents: 2 dead in Colorado crash on U.S. Highway 160

Car accidents happen every day. Some are minor, with no injuries and very little damage to cars. Other car accidents result in severe injuries or even death for the occupants of the vehicles involved. The Colorado State Patrol reported that a crash between two vehicles led to the deaths of the two people.

Car accidents: Passenger critical after car rolls down embankment

A Colorado woman suffered critical injuries when she was a passenger in a car that rolled on Molas Pass. Troopers apparently suspect that the accident was caused when the driver was distracted. Sadly, car accidents that result from driver distractions are not uncommon.

Federal safety violations and the issue of negligence

In our last post, we mentioned that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is preparing to establish a new regulation which will require manufacturers of large trucks to include electronic stability control system for all new vehicles manufactured after August 2017. The regulation is the latest addition to the corpus of federal regulations addressing the issue of trucking safety.  

Electronic stability control to be required on new trucks

Roadway accidents can be classified into a number of different ways. Regardless of the type of roadway accident you are talking about, though, more needs to be done to reduce such accidents. Roughly 300 drivers die and 3,000 are injured every year due to rollover crashes, which involve, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. In 2012, over half of fatal accidents were due to rollover crashes.

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