It is impossible to predict what drivers in Colorado may face when they start their vehicles and hit the road. It feels like roadways in Colorado are becoming more dangerous every year. Data released after a recent fatal accident in Colorado Springs supports the theory that roadways are becoming increasingly hazardous.
Deadly year on roadways
A pedestrian was killed in the tragic Colorado Springs accident. The fatal accident happened at night on South Academy Drive near the intersection with Chelton Street. According to police reports, the pedestrian was attempting to cross South Academy Drive when he was suddenly struck by a car. Authorities said the pedestrian died from his injuries a short time later.
According to records, this was the 52nd traffic fatality so far this year in Colorado Springs. A lieutenant with the Colorado Springs Police Department confirmed that this untimely death makes 2022 the deadliest year on record for the city. The officer urged drivers to be more cautious, slow down and take their time to safely reach their destinations.
There are helpful options for victims and families
As these statistics indicate, navigating roadways throughout Colorado can be a risky endeavor. Those who have been affected by serious or fatal car accidents have options that may help them get through this unfortunate experience. When an accident caused by negligence results in injuries or death, victims and surviving family members have the right to contact a skilled litigator and seek monetary damages through a lawsuit. Compensation from a successful claim could help victims and families recoup medical expenses as well as other financial losses.