The job of police officers is to protect citizens and ensure safety. An unfortunate side effect of their line of work is that they have the potential to be injured in a car accident while on duty. This is what happened recently to a Colorado officer who was performing crowd control duty for a high school in light of protests of the Ferguson court case ruling.
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.
Posted speed limits are enforced to protect the safety of everyone sharing the road. A Colorado driver who chooses to disobey the law or is not paying attention and is driving more quickly than conditions dictate has a higher likelihood of causing a car accident. An irresponsible driver can cause innocent victims to become seriously injured or possibly even die.
Each day, most parents send their children to school, an act which requires some of the children to cross the street. Most children are taught how to cross safely and return home unharmed, but others are not so lucky. In one such case, two Colorado middle school students were injured in a car accident while crossing a street.
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.
The law enacts posted speed limits to protect everyone on and around the road. Going drastically over the speed limit can significantly increase the chances of a car accident. One reason why Colorado drivers may be traveling so quickly is due to being engaged in illegal street racing. The dangers of being involved in street racing were recently demonstrated after seven people were sent to the hospital following a crash.
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.
When drivers don't follow the rules of the road, Colorado accidents and injuries are not far behind. Despite how safe most drivers try to be, they cannot control what other drivers are doing on the road. Whether other motorists are not paying attention or are otherwise distracted, those momentary lapses are just enough to cause a car accident that could result in injuries to innocent victims.
A driver who is behind the wheel without being in complete control of his or her senses is a recipe for disaster. Driving too quickly for conditions in Colorado and being under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs can cause a driver to make dangerous errors. The driver may not be able to maneuver his or her vehicle correctly and cause a car accident that could seriously injure an innocent victim.
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.