The Colorado State Patrol recently responded to a call regarding an accident in the westbound lanes of Interstate 70. The section of the interstate where the car crash took place was shut down while troopers conducted their preliminary investigation into the single-car accident. During that time, emergency personnel transported one passenger and the driver to an area hospital.
What began as an exciting trip to Colorado for the weekend turned into a tragedy. Five students and two adults were headed to the Denver March Powwow on March 24 when the car accident occurred. At first glance, it could have appeared that icy roads were to blame for the accident, but troopers do not believe road conditions were at fault for the crash.
Distracted driving is a significant safety issue, and many drivers are guilty of becoming distracted behind the wheel. While all drivers are at risk for driving distracted, teen drivers appear to be the most likely to become distracted while driving.
There is always a possibility of a crash when driving on the road. A variety of factors could potentially cause a collision, including a high rate of speed or even alcohol. One common situation which increases the likelihood of an accident is when motorists are attempting to make a turn into another lane. This seems to have been the case when a woman was recently injured in a two-car accident in Colorado.
A Colorado school bus was transporting four students recently when it became involved in a collision with a vehicle at an intersection. Three people suffered serious injuries, and three suffered minor injuries in the bus.vs. car accident. Police are still conducting a formal investigation into the cause of the crash.
The Colorado Teen Driving Alliance wants to help parents teach their teens how to be responsible drivers. Parents can now take online will give parents the knowledge they need to help their teens comply with current state law. It is hoped that this will help reduce injuries and deaths among teen drivers.
After the initial chaos is over and the ambulances have taken away the injured, it is up to the police and tow truck drivers to clean up the mass of cars, their parts and other debris left behind. This can sometimes be the most dangerous part of any car accident. As a matter of fact, a tow truck driver was recently killed and a Colorado State Patrol trooper was injured while cleaning up an accident on U.S. Highway 85 going through Weld County.
There are several factors that contribute to car accidents, such as speed, alcohol and distracted driving. There is one other factor that caused a recent car crash on U.S. 85 in Colorado -- the driver reportedly fell asleep while he was driving. Three of the five occupants from the vehicles were killed, and the other two were injured.
An accident near Golden took the life of one woman and injured many others. Unfortunately, many Colorado multiple-car accidents end with the loss of life and people being sent to the hospital. In this case, the vehicles involved were a bus and two passenger vehicles.
Despite the best efforts of the police and special interest groups, drivers in Colorado still driver over the speed limit or drive after drinking. This can often result in fatal car accidents. An accident that recently took place in Colorado Springs may have been caused by both speed and alcohol.