A crash that ended with a semi and a car in flames has become the second fatal accident in only six weeks on a certain stretch of Interstate 70 that is under construction. As a result of these fatal car accidents, the Colorado Department of Transportation is taking a second look at the construction zone. The construction zone in question is a five mile stretch of Interstate 70 on Glenwood Canyon's east end.
Every driver on the road owes a duty of care not only to their passengers, but also to everyone else on the road. Many truck accidents are caused by drivers that are inattentive and not obeying the traffic laws. A recent accident in the Falcon area involving a pickup truck and a tow truck illustrates this point.
Most drivers in Colorado are aware that getting behind the wheel of a car after drinking can be dangerous. Reaction time and the ability to concentrate on the road are diminished when a driver is drunk. As a result, car accidents involving drunk drivers are some of the most preventable accidents on the roads.
Colorado readers will likely remember news coverage of a fatal pedestrian accident in which a woman was struck and killed by a school bus. The incident took place last fall, and made headlines across the state as one of the more tragic car accidents to take place in recent years. The man accused of hitting and killing the woman has recently appeared in court to enter a guilty plea to the charges against him.
A recent accident on Highway 385 may serve as a reminder of why it may be a good idea to stay off Colorado's roadways when weather conditions are poor. During dangerous weather conditions, truck accidents may become more frequent. Authorities believe that poor visibility due to blowing snow and high wind was a factor in a tragic accident that claimed the life of two people recently.
In Colorado, when a person is injured by another, the victim has the legal right to seek compensation for damages and suffering. Car accidents are a significant cause of injuries due to negligence. They can happen in an instant and elements like speeding or impairment can increase the damages exponentially.
Colorado investigators are evaluating a recent crash where a woman was struck by three cars. Initial reports are calling this an accident, even though the first driver who struck her is believed to have been under the influence of alcohol. No other injuries were reported from the car accidents.
Alcohol and a potentially dangerous intersection are believed to have been factors in the death of a Colorado woman recently. The 54-year-old woman who died was a passenger in a car driven by a 48-year-old woman. The driver apparently attempted to make a left-hand turn, but was hit on the passenger's side by an oncoming car. Reports indicate that this Colorado Springs intersection has a reputation for car accidents and that local legislators have been working to improve the conditions there.