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.
Colorado police and emergency workers recently responded to two separate traffic accidents that occurred during the same timeframe and within a short distance from one another. One motor vehicle accident involved two SUVs, while the other was a crash between two motorcycles. There are no details concerning the severity of the motorcycle crash or how many individuals were involved.
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.
Friends and family of the victims of a fatal car accident are struggling to understand how the driver responsible for the tragic accident has escaped criminal conviction in the case. The driver, a 35-year old Colorado woman, was charged with five counts of criminally negligent homicide as well as two counts of child abuse stemming from the fatal car accident. On Friday, June 15 a Colorado jury found her not guilty on all charges.
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.
On the road, drivers encounter all sorts of vehicles, including cars, trucks, tractor-trailers, motorcycles and vehicles in tow. It is essential that drivers know how to accommodate other vehicles and the risks associated with driving near certain types of vehicles. When we take the road in Colorado, there is an inherent trust given that the other drivers on the road will be alert, cautious and responsible for the condition of their vehicles. That trust is often broken, however, when drivers fail to act responsibly and a car accident may be the result.
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.
Though accidents happen every day on Colorado roadways, most of them are minor, allowing drivers and passengers alike to walk away from the scene. This wasn't the case, however, in one Colorado car accident on U.S. 50 recently that resulted in the death of two Littleton residents as well as the hospitalization of one Durango man. At the time of a local news report, police were attempting to determine possible causes of the accident, such as distracted driving.
Readers may be saddened to hear of a fatal motor vehicle accident that happened in Colorado on April 28. The car accident tragically left three young teenagers dead and injured at least three others. The 36-year-old driver of the vehicle, in which two of the teenagers were riding, is currently in custody.
Colorado citizens are unfortunately reminded time and again that when drivers fail to follow the rules of the road, unintended consequences often occur. Troopers from the Colorado State Patrol reported two different car crashes which both occurred on March 23, sending four people to two hospitals. One car accident victim was airlifted to St. Anthony Hospital & Medical Center in Denver, while the other three injured were taken to Mercy Regional Medical Center.