Driving in the winter requires extra care and caution. Snow and ice on roadways cause a loss of traction and increase stopping distance. Most people either adjust their driving style when driving in adverse conditions or just avoid it altogether. When living in an area that has frequent snow, like much of Colorado, some people become complacent and stop being as careful as they were at the beginning of the season. This loss of caution often leads to a car accident – sometimes with grave consequences.
The holidays are a time of celebration in Colorado. Office Christmas parties, family get-togethers and community social events flood the calendar. Often these events involve alcohol either in the form of wine, beer or even the ever-festive eggnog. The problem arises when the social alcohol consumption leads to partygoers driving home under the influence. It may not be the first thing to come to mind when thinking about the holiday season, but the number of impairment-related car accidents is very high around the holidays.
Every time someone gets in a car there is always the possibility of the trip ending with an accident. Car accidents are extremely common, but cars are a necessity, so it is a risk most everyone has come to terms with. What no one is prepared for is being involved in a car accident while not even being in a car. That is exactly what happened to one woman who was at home this week when a car driven by a naked man crashed into her Denver apartment.
When most people wake on Thanksgiving morning and thoughts begin to swirl in their minds about their plans for the day, those plans usually include things like eating too much turkey, watching the parade, rooting for their favorite football team and maybe even heading out into the craziness of the Black Friday madness. One Colorado man had a much different plan for Thanksgiving that, according to the police, included starting off the morning by burglarizing a pawn shop. Unfortunately, that early morning decision initiated a string of events that resulted in a car accident that took the lives of two people.
The holidays are a time of happiness, family, celebration and excitement. One family from another state will never think of Thanksgiving the same way again. Their memories will forever be tainted by the tragedy that occurred this Thanksgiving in a Denver crosswalk. On that fateful night, three members of their family were struck by a vehicle in a hit-and-run car accident. One of the family members will never get to have another Thanksgiving, and the others are left to relive the disaster each year.
Everyone knows that drinking and driving is not only illegal but also extremely dangerous. It has a direct correlation with the number of car accidents that occur, and often these accidents are fatal. But what about other mind-altering substances, such as marijuana? Recent studies have shown that there is a link between the states, including Colorado, that have legalized the recreational use of marijuana and the number of car crashes that have occurred in them.
Colorado Springs is getting closer and closer to setting a record it doesn't want to achieve. It is now only three car accidents away from matching the record that was set in 1986 when the city suffered a total of 43 fatal crashes in a calendar year. Fatal crash number 40 was unfortunately reached this week when a motorcycle rider died following a collision with another vehicle.
Several people have been injured in a series of crashes in Otero County on Monday. The car accidents were caused by a man in a stolen pickup truck. Colorado State police are investigating the chain of events that took place along Highway 50.
Life is busy: everyone gets in a rush. Often it seems like red lights have the absolute worst timing possible--turning and staying red when one is in the biggest of hurries. Sometimes getting through a yellow light before it turns red becomes almost a challenge -- one taken far too lightly. Failure to stop at red lights is one of the most common causes of car accidents. The high number of accidents at red lights in Colorado Springs is prompting the police chief there to take action.
Two people are dead and three more are in local hospitals following a serious accident in Chaffee County. Colorado authorities who typically respond to car accidents of this type have reported the fatalities and injuries. For the moment, charges are not being filed against anyone involved, though police believe that speed may have been a factor in the crash.