A car accident can be an emotional time even when nobody is injured, or if everyone escapes the collision with injuries that aren't life-threatening. When a family is involved and one member doesn't survive, however, it can be absolutely devastating. A recent Denver car accident has claimed the life of a 17-year-old young man and left his family looking for answers.
When an individual makes the decision to drink and drive, they also take on full responsibility for the consequences of their actions. Unfortunately, it seems as though the people harmed by drunk driver negligence are rarely the ones who are driving under the influence. While still under investigation, a recent crash in Colorado appears to be the result of a driver who failed to act in a responsible manner. The crash left a young man seriously injured when he was hit by an elderly woman on her way to an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting.
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.
We so often take for granted the urban planning that provides our streets, traffic lights, signals and signs that it can come as a shock when we realize just how tenuous our safety on the road really is. Recently, a tragic incident reminded Denver residents of the ever-present dangers on our roadways. A 24-year-old graduate student at the University of Denver was involved in a fatal accident when he was violently struck by an SUV as he attempted to cross a road near the campus.
Fatigued drivers can be just as dangerous -- and occasionally deadly -- as drunk drivers. Studies show that driver fatigue is a leading cause of car accidents on Denver area roadways. All of us live in a world of 24/7 schedules, and the residents of urban areas such as Denver are no exception. This means that your late night drive home from the office might entail risks that you hadn't counted on. Indeed, you could encounter a driver that has imbibed a little too much; but the driver directly in front of him or her who had only four hours of sleep in the preceding 24-hour period may be just as hazardous to your commute.