Numerous instances of serious injuries or death are the result of car accidents. Generally, a car accident is even more treacherous when a pedestrian is hit by a vehicle operated by a reckless or negligent driver. A fatal car accident in Colorado has taken place recently and involved a pedestrian who was crossing the road.
Many people want to believe that when they travel on the road that they will come back safe and sound. Unfortunately, a fatal car accident is becoming more of a common occurrence in Colorado and across our country. Tragically, another life has been taken due to a driving under the influence and reckless driving.
A motorcycle accident is often a tragic occurrence. With warmer weather comes the greater likelihood of a motorcycle accident as more riders are on the roads. A recent Colorado accident proved just how tragic when an off duty police officer was killed while riding his motorcycle.
A Colorado family is currently beginning the long and difficult process of grieving the loss of a loved one. The death came as a result of a fatal accident on Colorado 93. Police believe that a 61-year-old woman was driving her Jaguar convertible southbound when a failed passing maneuver led another vehicle to crash into her car.
In the aftermath of an automotive accident, investigators begin piecing together the events that led to the crash as soon as they arrive on the scene. This process involves examining the wreckage, assessing the road conditions at the scene, interviewing witnesses and reconstructing the crash. The more information that Colorado police have in regard to a serious or fatal accident, the better the chances that they will be able to determine how the crash took place, as well as which party is at fault.
In many criminal cases resulting from a fatal car accident, the outcome does not seem fair to the family of the deceased. The ins and outs of criminal defense strategies as well as a variety of sentencing guidelines and other factors can result in a sentence that seems woefully inadequate when an individual has died as a result of the actions of another. In these types of situations, wrongful death litigation can provide a family with an additional measure of justice, and help them feel as if they have obtained a form of closure in their loss.
When we consider the risks that we all encounter while out in the world, most of us think about the most common hazards that we face. We worry about heart disease and cancer. We consider how to avoid obvious dangers and often avoid high-risk activities. We take precautions to ensure our safety while on Colorado roads to reduce the likelihood of being involved in a fatal accident. However, there are some types of accidents that are simply unavoidable, and when such 'freak accidents' occur, they send shock waves throughout the community.
When a family loses a child, the grieving process is different from the loss of an adult relative. A child encompasses the potential of a human life, and when a young person dies, so does all of the hopes and dreams that his or her loved ones held for their future. When that loss is the result of a fatal car accident brought on by the negligence of another party, it can be difficult for family and friends to accept or overcome, and a sense of injustice can permeate the weeks and months that follow.
News of a car crash reminds Colorado residents that their lives can change in an instant, and through no fault of their own. While we rely on automotive travel in our daily lives, it is easy to forget the dangers inherent on the roads. Even when a driver exerts every effort to ensure safety, the actions of another can have devastating consequences. A fatal accident in Durango has left two families in turmoil over the holiday season.
One of the most dangerous circumstances that can occur on Colorado roadways involves a disabled vehicle. When a car or truck becomes inoperable and motorists attempt to move or service those vehicles, a range of incidents can occur that are likely to bring harm to the individuals who are involved. One recent fatal accident underscores the vulnerability that motorists face while outside of their vehicles.