It is probably safe to say that most Colorado drivers, if they became involved in a motor vehicle accident, would remain at the scene to take responsibility for their part, assist investigators and perhaps even offer help to others involved who may have been injured. In doing so, people show they are caring and compassionate and willing to be held accountable for their actions. However, not everyone reacts in such a way following a crash, and unfortunately, car accidents can bring out the worst in some people.
When a group of friends gathers with the intention of having a good time, it often involves alcohol. And when the group needs to transport from one location to the next, many times, poor choices are made and car accidents tend to follow. This type of scenario may have been what led to a horrific crash on Interstate 225 in Denver that left three people dead and three others seriously injured.
Most drivers, from a young age, have been told of the dangers of driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Sadly, too often, people still make poor choices before getting behind the wheel of a motor vehicle, resulting in tragic car accidents in many cases. A recent incident in Colorado Springs involving a pedestrian and a car left a woman with serious injuries and the driver with serious charges.
Colorado drivers know about the dangers that can result from even one moment of distraction when operating a motor vehicle. Car accidents can and do happen all too easily when a driver looks away from the road to change the radio station, use a cellphone or even talk with passengers. One of these actions may have been what caused a horrific crash that killed a 19-year-old and seriously injured two passengers.
Most Colorado parents, especially those with teenagers, have talked to their kids about the danger of drinking and/or taking drugs before getting behind the wheel of a car. To complete that conversation, parents may also include a warning about the danger of getting into a vehicle as a passenger with the knowledge that the driver is operating under the influence of these substances. As everyone knows, these types of situations can result in car accidents, often causing loss of life and/or serious injuries for the people involved.
Certainly, all Colorado residents know by now that driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol invites tragedy. However, inexplicably, some people continue to ignore such facts, resulting in car accidents that cause the loss of thousands of lives each year nationwide. In a recent example, a man struck and killed a pedestrian in Colorado Springs and now faces serious charges, including driving under the influence of drugs.
Most Colorado drivers know the feeling of traveling behind a slower moving vehicle and wanting to pass it. People completing this maneuver must do so with extreme caution, as car accidents sometimes happen in such situations, often resulting in tragedy. Unfortunately, this was the case in a fiery crash in Cheyenne County in which eight people died.
All Colorado residents holding a valid driver's licence should know the responsibility that comes with such a document. Drivers must always remember they are in charge of a large piece of machinery that, if not properly controlled, could seriously injure or kill a person. Safe operation of a motor vehicle means drivers should not only follow all the rules of the road, but also maintain focus on the task of driving during their entire time behind the wheel. Car accidents can occur in a split second, and even a few moments of inattention can result in tragedy. Unfortunately, this may have been what happened when a woman was killed in a crash west of La Junta.
Many Colorado drivers have, at one time or another, experienced car trouble while on the road and have had to pull over to the shoulder to address the problem. Most often, people in such a predicament can safely do what needs to be done and continue on their way. However, sometimes car accidents result from these situations, either during the attempt to exit the road or when the driver or passengers are standing outside the vehicle once it has stopped. In fact, tragically, a Fort Lupton man was recently killed on a highway in what is believed to have been a hit-and-run incident.
Safe drivers know that not only must they thoroughly understand and follow the rules of the road, they also must consistently maintain focus while operating a motor vehicle. Unfortunately, car accidents often happen, in Colorado and elsewhere, when people fail to meet these requirements. Many different types of circumstances may lead to a crash, of course, but driving while impaired or distracted or other reckless driving behaviors are common causes. Any one of these factors may have contributed to a recent tragic incident that killed a male juvenile. A suspect has now been arrested in connection with the fatal hit-and-run crash.