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.
Colorado State Patrol has issued a statement identifying the victim of a fatal car wreck in El Paso County. A 20-year-old man from Colorado Springs died after presumably causing an accident that involved three vehicles. Several others sustained injuries of ranging severity in the incident, and as with the victims of all car accidents in this state and across the country, they retain the right to seek compensation for the damages they incurred.
An individual in Colorado has sadly lost his life in a car crash. Meanwhile, another person suffered injuries in the Saturday night crash. According to police, the combination of speeding and drunk driving, which can cause serious car accidents, played a role in the single-car collision.
Millions of drivers are on the streets, roads and highways each day in Colorado and all across the country. Unfortunately, car accidents are inevitable with the volume of traffic, poor road conditions or a variety of unsafe driving behaviors. Naturally, being involved in an accident is stressful and most drivers would hope to not experience one again. However, a motorist in Colorado Springs was allegedly involved in two incidents within minutes of each other.
A man is tragically dead following a serious two-vehicle accident near the town of Wellington, according to local sources. Colorado State Patrol has confirmed the death of the 37-year-old man, as well as injury suffered by a 71-year-old woman. For the moment, police are unsure what caused the crash, but as with any car accidents causing fatalities, they will continue to investigate until a cause is found.
Police in Denver have shut down a stretch of Interstate 225 in order to investigate a serious accident that has claimed one life, according to local sources. Colorado State Patrol moved to close the highway after a rollover crash involving one vehicle. A second person was apparently involved in the crash as well. As with most car accidents causing fatalities, this one is still under investigation.
A fatal crash in Pueblo has prompted an investigation by local and state police, according to sources. The Colorado State Patrol is in the process of investigating the crash, which reportedly claimed the life of a passenger. As with an alarming number of car accidents, drugs and alcohol as well as unsafe speed are all being considered potential factors in this crash.