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Patricia M. Jarzobski

Car accidents: 1 dead, 1 injured in Colorado

Police in Denver have shut down a stretch of Interstate 225 in order to investigate a serious accident that has claimed one life, according to local sources. Colorado State Patrol moved to close the highway after a rollover crash involving one vehicle. A second person was apparently involved in the crash as well. As with most car accidents causing fatalities, this one is still under investigation. 

According to the very limited information in the report, it appears that police responded to the scene of a single-vehicle accident on the evening of March 16. Around 7:26 p.m., the driver of a pickup truck apparently lost control of the vehicle, causing it to roll over. The driver was transporting a single passenger, though neither individual has been identified, pending notification of next-of-kin. 

Car accidents: California Highway Patrol investigating crash

A fatal crash in Pueblo has prompted an investigation by local and state police, according to sources. The Colorado State Patrol is in the process of investigating the crash, which reportedly claimed the life of a passenger. As with an alarming number of car accidents, drugs and alcohol as well as unsafe speed are all being considered potential factors in this crash. 

The report states that a 26-year-old man was driving his vehicle southbound on Interstate 25 on March 15 when the accident happened. For reasons that have yet to be determined, the car started weaving onto the shoulder before scraping a steel guardrail. When the driver tried to regain control, the vehicle traveled back across the highway and off the other side, rolling several times and ejecting a passenger. 

Some types of behavior increase the risks of car accidents

While sharing the road with others, it might not be uncommon for drivers to encounter a variety of potential hazards while traveling. Awareness of these hazards could play an integral role in being prepared to handle a multitude of driving scenarios. As recent reports indicate that nearly 120,000 car accidents occur in Colorado each year, finding ways to reduce the chances a collision will occur could prove imperative.

While there are a variety of circumstances in which an accident might take place, these reports indicate that more than 90% of these incidents resulted from poor decisions. Distracted and impaired driving continues to be two of the leading causes of collisions. Those who operate a vehicles while impaired or fail to pay attention to the task at hand while driving may inherently be incapable of handling to a multitude of scenarios.

Car accidents: Fatal crash claims life

Police are still in the process of investigating a fatal crash that left one person dead and another in the hospital, according to local sources. The Colorado State Patrol closed the westbound lanes of Highway 50 to facilitate their investigation. Car accidents causing fatalities are taken very seriously by the state, and criminal charges may still be forthcoming. 

Very little information was available about the specifics of the accident, but it has been confirmed that around 3:52 p.m. on the afternoon of Feb. 26, a collision between two vehicles occurred. Authorities arrived on the scene and closed off the area around 4 p.m., keeping the road blocked until 6:40 p.m. It was also confirmed that one person on the scene was pronounced dead. 

Car accidents: 1 dead, 1 seriously hurt in Colorado

A bizarre two-car crash has claimed one life and sent another person to the hospital, according to law enforcement. The Colorado State Patrol believes the crash may have been due to drug and/or alcohol use. Car accidents caused by intoxication are sadly common, but those found guilty are prosecuted to the full extent of the law in Colorado criminal courts. 

According to the CSP, around 3:30 p.m. a sedan was headed southbound on Interstate 25 when the driver appeared to lose control of the car. The vehicle left the road, passing over the cable guard in the center median and launching into the air. The vehicle came down in the opposite lanes and struck a northbound vehicle, which caught fire before leaving the roadway itself. 

Car accidents: child killed in Colorado

Police suspect drugs and alcohol could have been contributing factors in a deadly crash that claimed the life of a child on Highway 50 the night of Feb. 14. Colorado State Patrol was called to the scene of the accident that killed a 6-year-old boy. One driver was arrested, but as with most car accidents where alcohol and drugs are potential factors, this investigation is still underway. 

According to the limited information provided in the report, it appears a vehicle driven by a 26-year-old man was headed southbound on Highway 50 when, for reasons that have not been confirmed, the vehicle crossed the center line and left the road. It then rolled onto the passenger side, ejecting the 6-year-old male victim who became pinned under the vehicle. The child was pronounced dead at the scene. 

You might not link your silent brain injury to a car accident

It is not uncommon for a crash victim in Colorado to refuse a medical evaluation after a car accident because he or she sees no apparent injuries. However, many injuries are hidden at first, and when the damage becomes apparent, the victim might not link it to the car accident. For example, a penetration injury to the skull will automatically receive medical attention. At the same time, violent stopping and the impact of a collision could cause whiplash and an invisible brain injury that might not receive the careful medical evaluation and prompt treatment they require.

Many of the telltale signs of silent brain injuries become apparent in the days or even weeks after an accident. Moodiness, headaches, and sound or light sensitivity should be seen as red flags, and mental fogginess, problems with focusing and slowed reactions could indicate brain trauma. A brain injury can also cause sudden attacks of anxiety or spontaneous emotional reactions and forgetfulness. Even if only one of these symptoms appears, it would be best to see a doctor.

Car accidents: 1 badly hurt in Colorado crash

A two-car crash has sent one person to the hospital in critical condition, according to local sources. The accident apparently occurred on the early morning of Jan. 28 near the Colorado Springs Airport. So far no charges have been announced, but as with many car accidents, this one remains under investigation. 

According to the limited information provided in the report, it appears an unidentified driver was traveling northbound around 4 a.m. when he apparently ran a stop sign. This caused an eastbound vehicle, driven by another unidentified individual, to crash into the northbound car. The driver of the car that ran the sign was badly  hurt and was rushed to a local hospital. His injuries were described as severe. 

Car accidents: 1 badly hurt in drunk driving crash

One woman is in custody and another person is seriously hurt after a car accident in Colorado Springs. Authorities responded to the crash in the west downtown of the Colorado city late on the night of Jan. 25. Police believe that as with many car accidents, the driver in this incident may have been intoxicated at the time of the crash. She is facing serious charges and could face jail time if she is convicted. 

According to the report, around 9 p.m. during the night of Jan. 25, a 51-year-old woman was driving eastbound on West Colorado Avenue at a high rate of speed when the accident occurred. It appears she lost control of the vehicle, which spun across the road before striking a curb and two parked cars. The parked vehicles were thankfully unoccupied at the time of the impact. 

Car accidents: 1 driver dead in 2-vehicle crash

A 33-year-old male has tragically lost his life following a serious two-vehicle accident south of Colorado Springs, according to local sources. A Colorado State Trooper has confirmed the death of the man, who they say was the driver of one of the two vehicles involved. Car accidents causing fatalities are always carefully investigated, and while no criminal charges have been filed at this time, they have not been ruled out. 

According to a trooper who saw the crash, it appears that, around 8 p.m. the night of Jan. 12, two SUVs were traveling northbound on Interstate 25 when the accident occurred. For reasons that have not been determined, the driver of one vehicle veered off the road and then attempted to course-correct back onto the interstate. The driver lost control and struck the other vehicle, forcing both SUVs off the highway. 

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