First responders have to see a lot of sights the general public is not prepared to deal with. Car accidents can be very troubling scenes, especially when there are fatalities involved. Most first responders will say that the worst of these are when children are the ones hurt. Some had a challenging evening this week when a three car accident on Interstate 25 in Colorado Springs injured three people and took the life of a toddler.
A snowy Colorado Friday night turned tragic recently. Between the snow and the darkness, the driver of a SUV traveling south on Highway 93 shortly before midnight likely never saw a second SUV coming toward him, traveling north in the southbound lanes with no headlights on. The vehicles collided head-on in a violent, deadly crash. The car accident left one dead, three seriously injured and many unanswered questions.
Life can change in an instant. When going through the daily routine of life, not paying attention and thinking nothing significant is about to happen, it does. Millions of people hit the roadways around 5:00pm every evening in a daze from the workday and just trying to get home for some rest and time with family and friends. Sometimes, in those most routine moments, life changes. That was the case for three individuals involved in a car accident that took the life of a Colorado man recently.
A new bill is once again under consideration to eliminate the use of red light cameras across Colorado. Lawmakers hope this bill will finally be the one to succeed in the elimination of cameras that they claim don't actually reduce car accidents, but instead change the type of accidents that commonly occur and are simply money-making mechanisms. Cities across Colorado, including Denver, have conflicting views about the use of these controversial devices.
It was a record the city didn't want to set, but unfortunately, it did. Last year became the deadliest year on record for deaths caused by car accidents in Colorado Springs. An alarming 48 people lost their lives in traffic-related accidents on Colorado Springs' roadways in 2018.
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.
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.
The holidays are a time of celebration in Colorado. Office Christmas parties, family get-togethers and community social events flood the calendar. Often these events involve alcohol either in the form of wine, beer or even the ever-festive eggnog. The problem arises when the social alcohol consumption leads to partygoers driving home under the influence. It may not be the first thing to come to mind when thinking about the holiday season, but the number of impairment-related car accidents is very high around the holidays.
Every time someone gets in a car there is always the possibility of the trip ending with an accident. Car accidents are extremely common, but cars are a necessity, so it is a risk most everyone has come to terms with. What no one is prepared for is being involved in a car accident while not even being in a car. That is exactly what happened to one woman who was at home this week when a car driven by a naked man crashed into her Denver apartment.