Details are still emerging about a crash in Colorado that took the life of a man from another state recently. A number of cars were involved in a car accident that began with an initial collision in front of a shopping center. According to police, a 69-year-old local woman was attempting to turn left into the shopping center when she was hit by a sports car traveling on the road she was crossing. The sports car was driven by a 23-year-old man from another state.
Semitrailers flood the roadways across this country, transporting everything from toilet paper to exotic cars. The products they carry enable citizens to live the lives they have become accustomed to -- a life where anything one needs can usually be found in a store nearby. The country depends on the services these trucks provide. There are, however, dangers associated with 80,000 pound vehicles covering the roadways. When truck accidents happen, the results are often catastrophic.
Doctors are often thought of as intelligent, level-headed, responsible members of society. They are expected to demonstrate care and consideration both in and out of the office. Sometimes, however, they make mistakes and act recklessly or even as though they are above the law. One Colorado doctor's seemingly poor judgment in his personal life cost the lives of a mother and her toddler. Now he faces criminal charges and also possibly a wrongful death civil claim for his deadly decisions on a Colorado roadway.
Car accidents that involve pedestrians are unfortunately a common event. Distracted driving, failure to look for oncoming traffic, intoxication and loss of control are just some of the reasons they occur. Regardless of the reason for the car accident, one truth that should not vary is that the driver of the vehicle stops to check on and assist the pedestrian. That doesn't always happen, as was the case when a vehicle struck a pedestrian recently in Colorado Springs. That hit-and-run driver has now been found and arrested.
Driving in the winter requires extra care and caution. Snow and ice on roadways cause a loss of traction and increase stopping distance. Most people either adjust their driving style when driving in adverse conditions or just avoid it altogether. When living in an area that has frequent snow, like much of Colorado, some people become complacent and stop being as careful as they were at the beginning of the season. This loss of caution often leads to a car accident – sometimes with grave consequences.