Most drivers are aware of the inherent risks associated with being on the roads. What people may not be quite as aware of are the staggering statistics regarding the number of car accidents that are caused by drunk driver negligence. A recent Colorado article pointed retold a story of an accident related to drunk driver negligence and pointed out the current statistics and how this is still a significant problem today.
Fewer things are harder for a Colorado family to accept than the serious injury of a loved one due to drunk driving. While there are inherent risks associated with driving and road travel, drunk driving accidents are entirely preventable. When a choice is made to get behind the wheel after consuming alcohol, the repercussions can be deadly. A serious car accident can forever change the lives of those involved, and leave them with significant emotional and financial harm.
One of the most dangerous circumstances that can occur on Colorado roadways involves a disabled vehicle. When a car or truck becomes inoperable and motorists attempt to move or service those vehicles, a range of incidents can occur that are likely to bring harm to the individuals who are involved. One recent fatal accident underscores the vulnerability that motorists face while outside of their vehicles.
An arrest has been made against a 56-year-old driver who is alleged to have been driving drunk when he caused an accident that seriously injured two people. The incident took place just north of Boulder, Colorado during the final week in July. The driver has a history of drunk driver negligence that includes at least two prior DUI convictions.
A fatal DUI car accident results in tragic and permanent consequences for family members of innocent people whose lives are cut short by intoxicated drivers. A Colorado woman has been found guilty of DUI vehicular homicide for her role in the car accident death of a young mother in May 2011. In that accident, the now-convicted woman drove the wrong way along Interstate 25, ultimately crashing her SUV head-on into the victim's sedan.