Most people will do what they can to avoid hitting an animal with their vehicle. However, there are times when it is even more dangerous to try to avoid hitting the animal than it would be to hit it. Unfortunately, when it comes to split second decisions, drivers may not have the time to take everything into consideration and simply act on instinct. When it comes to animal vs. truck accidents, avoiding a collision with an animal can have deadly consequences for everyone on the road.
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.
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.
We never know with certainly when our lives are about to change. Sometimes, change takes place because of our poor decisions, and other times the change is the result of someone else's poor decisions. Bicycle accidents in Colorado are a matter of public concern, and bikes have every right to share the roadways with larger, enclosed vehicles. When a collision occurs, however, it is typically the bicyclist who fares the worst, simply due to the lack of protection against a larger vehicle. A recent collision in Sedgwick County between a bicycle and a semi underscores the point.
One person was seriously hurt in an accident that occurred in Fort Collins on the evening of Monday, June 25. The accident involved a motorcycle and a delivery truck. Reportedly, at around 7:12 p.m., the delivery truck attempted a turn in front of the motorcycle at Shields Street's intersection with Truxtun Drive. Truck accidents can be especially harmful when a motorcycle is involved.
Three people were injured in a collision involving a Dodge Ram 1500 pickup truck and a 2002 Buick Rendezvous earlier this month in Bent County, Colorado. The crash occurred on Colorado Highway 50 when the pickup collided with the left rear of the Buick. The car was attempting to make a left turn into a residence when the pickup truck struck it. This was one of those frightening car accidents in which both vehicles were actually overturned as a result of the impact.