When it is dark, drivers should be especially careful because of how difficult it can be to see. It can be hard to notice pedestrians who are out walking and, if a driver is not careful, he or she can miss someone and cause a car accident. Many innocent people in Colorado are hurt each year because of drivers not being as cautious as they should.
Unfortunate accidents happen every day across the United States. Even if they are obeying all safety precautions, motorcycle riders can be especially susceptible to accidents that are caused by a reckless or negligent driver. A Colorado driver who is not paying attention can easily miss a cyclist, causing a motorcycle accident that can inflict injuries to even the most cautious rider.
When an accident happens, there is always a chance that any of the people involved could be hurt. If a person is injured in a car accident, the driver is required by Colorado law to wait on authorities to arrive and provide reasonable aid to the victims who were hurt, if applicable. A negligent driver who decides to abandon the scene will face serious legal repercussions, which may be worse than if he or she had waited for the police to arrive.
It may seem like common sense for a driver to stay alert and be fully present while behind the wheel, but anyone can become easily distracted. Colorado motorists who can't completely focus because they have been drinking or are driving too quickly can cause a car accident within seconds. Other people surrounding a distracted motorist may suffer injuries or possibly even lose their life due to the negligent driver.