Ringing in the new year with family and friends is a great way to reconnect and celebrate. Unfortunately, after the festivities, some Colorado drivers may make poor decisions and not pay attention to the road. This could cause them to drive too quickly or disregard traffic signals and signs. All of these factors can be a tragic recipe for a car accident.
In order for a driver to make the best decisions possible, he or she should have a clear head. This includes being focused, free from distractions and not being under the effects of drugs or alcohol. Each year, many drivers make the decision to drink and drive with little regard to those whom they could hurt. Once the damage is done, the innocent victims are left to live with the aftermath of the car accident and the pain of the driver's irresponsible decision.
Police are hoping that surveillance video footage will help them find a hit-and-run driver from a recent evening accident. The car accident occurred about a block away from a Colorado City Councilman's office. He is hoping that someone with information will come forward to police to try and identify the driver.
Although it may seem like a good idea to a person at the time, drinking and driving is never a good idea. Even after the first drink, impairment can be evident. The more a person drinks, the less likely he or she is to keep track of how much has been consumed. Many a fatal car accident in Colorado could have been avoided if the driver had simply avoided driving while intoxicated.
Every single day, innocent people are seriously injured or even killed as the result of a poor decision made by a distracted driver. Not paying attention for even a moment can cause a Colorado driver to violate a traffic laws and lead to a car accident. Injured victims and their families are then left to deal with the tragic aftermath. When a fatal accident occurs, the surviving family must not only struggle with its grief but also with the often significant financial consequences.
Getting to travel is a luxury that many people enjoy for business and pleasure, but no one likes to think that a tragedy may occur. A small aircraft recently crashed during the early morning hours, causing a number of deaths. According to Colorado law enforcement, the fatal plane accident occurred several hundred yards from the runway. One of the witnesses noted that she had seen the plane flying extremely low, and when she heard the plane making a sputtering sound, she felt that the plane was going to crash.
Although marijuana may be legal in Colorado, it may still be dangerous to get behind the wheel after smoking it. A representative for Smart Colorado stated that many people who had not experienced marijuana are now experimenting, which can be very dangerous. A recent car accident is another example of victims being seriously injured due to a driver being under the influence of marijuana.
Consuming alcohol and getting behind the wheel is a dangerous combination. The driver places all of his or her passengers at risk, as well as everyone else sharing the road. A momentary lapse of judgment from a Colorado driver can cause a needless car accident. Many of these accidents can be avoided simply by not driving after drinking alcohol.
Teenagers who receive their driver's license are usually excited to get behind the wheel and enjoy their a new-found sense of freedom. Nevertheless, if a teen does not have his or her full attention on the road and surroundings, the chance of a car accident dramatically increases. These car accidents can cause serious injuries or even death to the driver and/or others in or near the roadway.
There are many ways that a driver can pose a greater risk for a fatal car accident. Some of these ways include drunk driving, distracted driving, reckless behavior or driving while extremely fatigued. For example, a woman from the Pueblo area of Colorado allegedly caused a fatal car accident because she fell asleep behind the wheel. This tragic accident may serve as an example of the serious consequences of a fatigued driver.