Now that the weather is getting warmer, many are likely taking to the road on their motorcycles to enjoy the spring weather. However, when motorcycle accidents happen, they can cause serious injuries to the bikers and their passengers as well as a significant amount of damage to the bike itself. This appears to be exactly what happened in Colorado Springs when a commercial truck and motorcycle collided.
A driver who allegedly ran a red light is being faulted for a car accident in Colorado Springs that sent multiple people to the hospital. Colorado Springs police reported responding to the accident a little after 6 p.m. on the evening of April 11. The exact number of people involved in the accident was not detailed in the report, and it is unclear whether the driver will face criminal charges at this time. As with most car accidents, this crash is still under investigation.
As warm weather slowly begins to creep into the area, two types of vehicles start to become increasingly common on Colorado roadways -- motorcycles and RVs. Both are associated with an increased number of accidents. RVs are large, and many drivers who get behind their wheels are not used to the extra care that must be taken when driving a vehicle of that size. Motorcycles are small, so they are often overlooked by other drivers, and they are more affected by adverse road conditions than other vehicles are. The risk factors of the two combined this week when a motorcycle accident involving an RV left the rider in critical condition and the RV driver on the run.
The dark, early morning hours are one of the least populated times on Colorado roadways. When the sun hasn't yet come up and the morning rush hour hustle and bustle has not yet taken over, there is often a sense of peace and tranquility. Unfortunately, just because the roadways aren't flooded with cars doesn't mean that they are safe. Car accidents are not uncommon in the pre-dawn hours thanks to multiple reasons including driver fatigue, limited visibility and even intoxicated drivers who are still under the influence from the previous night's activities. A serious, multi-vehicle, early morning car accident recently caused Highway 7 in Adams County to be closed in both directions.