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Patricia M. Jarzobski

Car accidents: Man injured in suspected DUI crash

Police in Colorado Springs have arrested a woman they believe was driving drunk after a crash that injured one person, according to local sources. Colorado authorities have confirmed the arrest of a 30-year-old woman under suspicion of DUI. Car accidents causing serious injury, especially when predicated on drunk driving, can result in serious criminal penalties, including loss of license and jail time. 

According to the limited information available in the report, on the evening of July 9, officers in Colorado Springs observed an eastbound vehicle sideswipe at least three parked cars. They initiated a pullover, at which point the vehicle smashed into the back of a parked van. A man, who has since been identified by friends and family, was working in the back of the van at the time and was seriously hurt. 

Car accidents: 5 vehicle crash sends 4 to hospital

Police are still trying to determine what caused a serious crash that injured multiple people on the night of June 20, according to local sources. The Colorado Highway Patrol in association with the Windsor Police Department are investigating the crash, and so far no arrests have been made. As with many car accidents, however, police have asked that anyone with information about the accident reach out to authorities. 

Information about the accident is still limited at this time, but it has been confirmed that it happened around 7:40 p.m. on Colorado 392. Five vehicles were involved, including a motorcycle, two SUVs and two pickup trucks, which were traveling both east and west on 392. Unfortunately, the specifics of what caused the chain reaction to begin have yet to be fully determined. 

Car accidents: 2 dead, several injured after bus crash

A bus carrying youth group members and adult supervisors reportedly crashed on their way to Denver, according to authorities. Colorado State Patrol has confirmed the crash that killed the driver and a seminarian who was accompanying the Catholic group back from Albequerque. The company that operates the charter bus service is coordinating with authorities to find a cause for the crash. Car accidents of this type often require considerable investigation by experts. 

According to the limited report available, on the afternoon of June 23, the bus was being driven on Interstate 25 by a 36-year-old bus driver working for Follow the Sun, Inc., when the accident occurred. For reasons unknown, the bus crashed somewhere between Pueblo and Colorado Springs. The driver, along with a 53-year-old male passenger, were both killed in the impact. The driver was reportedly ejected from the bus. 

Car accidents: Driver pleads guilty to murder

A man believed to have been responsible for causing the deaths of a father and daughter has pleaded guilty to two counts of murder in the second degree, according to local sources. Colorado authorities have been overseeing the trial of the 20-year-old man, who is scheduled to be sentenced on Aug. 23. Car accidents rarely result in murder charges, but the particulars of this case may have influenced the charges filed. 

According to the report, back on Thanskgiving 2018, the accused man apparently stole a truck that he used to break into a pawn shop. There, he absconded with two AR-15 rifles and an AK-47 before fleeing the scene. Some time later, the stolen vehicle he was driving was involved in a multi-car crash in Fort Collins. Among those affected by the crash were a 55-year-old man and his 38-year-old daughter, both of whom were killed in the collision. 

Car accidents: Alleged drunk driver injures several

Police are still investigating an accident that very nearly claimed multiple lives, including several children. The Colorado State Patrol responded to the two-vehicle accident on the afternoon of June 7 in Pueblo County. As with many tragic car accidents, drunk driving is a suspected factor in the crash. 

According to authorities, a 38-year-old woman was headed west on Highway 50 when she attempted to pass multiple other vehicles on the right side of the road at an unsafe speed. She lost control of the vehicle and struck an SUV pulling a camper-trailer. Her vehicle went off the side of the road, ejecting her from her vehicle and causing moderate injuries. She is not believed to have been wearing a seat belt. 

Injured victims of car accidents may need legal recourse

Traffic can be frustrating at times. The cars in front appear to only be inching forward and the drivers behind them are in a hurry to get to their destination. When this happens along a Colorado roadway, patience is often difficult to come by and car accidents can easily occur. Even when traffic appears to be moving slow, it is still important that all drivers pay attention and follow the rules of the road.

One driver recently appears to have become impatient with her circumstances. It appears that she decided to pass other vehicles on the shoulder of the road's right-hand side rather than wait until she was legally able to pass in the left-hand lane. In the process, she apparently lost control of her vehicle and crashed into a truck that was towing a camper trailer.

Car accidents: 2 dead in Colorado

Two people have lost their lives after a serious accident on Interstate 25, according to police. The Colorado State Patrol has confirmed the death of an 82-year-old man and his female passenger. As with many car accidents, the cause of this tragic crash has yet to be determined by police, though the investigation is still underway as of this report. 

According to the limited information available, it appears an 82-year-old Texas resident was traveling south on I-25 in the late afternoon of May 31, when for reasons unknown he appeared to lose control of his vehicle. The car, which police later said showed no signs of slowing down, left the road and smashed into an overpass bridge. The force of the impact totaled the vehicle and may have damaged the bridge as well. 

Truck accidents: Driver faces charges in serious crash

A truck driver who reportedly ran his vehicle into a number of other cars is facing serious charges, according to local sources. Truck accidents can be destructive affairs, and Colorado authorities have confirmed this one is no different. Four people are dead, several others injured, and the driver deemed responsible could face decades behind bars if he is found guilty. 

According to the District Attorney's office, the 23-year-old truck driver was operating his semi truck eastbound on Interstate 70 near Denver back on April 23. Police say he was speeding and driving recklessly, weaving in an out of traffic at an estimated 85 miles per hour in a 45 zone. Unfortunately, traffic on I-70 was backed up due to an earlier accident, and the semi plowed into the stopped traffic. 

Car accidents: 2 hurt in Colorado Springs

Police have arrested one person in connection with a serious accident in El Paso County the morning of May 19. Officers in Colorado Springs responded to the accident, which sent two people to the hospital. As with most car accidents of this type, the crash is still under investigation, and charges have been filed against one of the drivers involved. 

Little information is currently available about the crash, but it has been confirmed that a Colorado Springs officer conducting traffic was witness to the accident. Two vehicles were involved, one of which fled the scene after the impact. The other vehicle was carrying two individuals, both of whom were injured in the accident. 

Wrongful death claim possible in Colorado accident

An 18-year-old driver is facing serious charges following a car accident that claimed the life of another teen, according to local sources. The Colorado State Patrol said the driver suffered only minor injuries in the car crash that killed a 16-year-old boy. He faces charges of drunk driving, as well as vehicular homicide, and state law allows the family of the deceased teen to file a wrongful death lawsuit as well. 

According to the limited information in the report, it appears that around 11:45 p.m. the night of May 3, the vehicle driven by the 18-year-old apparently went out of control, leaving County Road 102 and striking a large rock. This caused the car to roll over onto its roof, ejecting two of the occupants who were not wearing seat belts. The 16-year-old was one of the two who were thrown from the vehicle, and he was killed on site. The other occupant suffered serious injuries and was rushed to a local hospital. 

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