Those who drive while under the influence of alcohol not only put themselves at risk, but they also endanger the lives of all those around them. Driving while impaired is one of the most reckless and dangerous things a person can do. Every year, thousands of motorists across the country are injured or killed in car accidents caused by drunk drivers. Unfortunately, driving under the influence of alcohol is a very real problem that continues to plague the state of Colorado.
Recently, a four-vehicle pile-up crash in Colorado Springs caused injuries to two people and left a driver facing very serious charges. The accident happened at night near Stetson Hills Boulevard and Powers Boulevard. Apparently, four vehicles were involved in a pile-up type of crash and two other nearby vehicles were also impacted.
According to reports, two people were taken to the hospital. However, it was reported that their injuries were not life-threatening. Authorities said alcohol was a major factor in the accident. One driver was arrested and charged with DUI, police said.
Police forces in Colorado do a great job of keeping intoxicated drivers off the road, as well as educating the public about the dangers of drunk driving. Unfortunately, there will always be those who choose to get behind the wheel while impaired and, by doing so, endanger the lives of other motorists on the roadway. Those in Colorado who have suffered injuries or the loss of a loved one due to negligence in car accidents have the right to seek well-deserved monetary damages by contacting an experienced attorney.