A man was driving his Subaru in Thorton, Colorado, when it was rear-ended by another vehicle — a Chrysler 300. The impact was so severe that the Subaru rolled into a parking lot and the driver suffered serious injuries.
The crash happened in the northbound lanes of Interstate 25, and it took place shortly after 2:00 a.m. This is a time when the risk of impaired driving crashes is higher, so it comes as no surprise that the authorities believe the driver who caused the accident was impaired. They did arrest that driver at the scene.
More DUI accidents happen at night
Not all drunk driving accidents happen at night, of course, and there are plenty of cases of serious crashes in the middle of the day. However, the statistics do show that these accidents are more likely between midnight and 3:00 a.m. Additionally, when you compare fatal DUI accidents during the day and at night, you’ll find that they happen four times as often when it’s dark outside.
Part of the reason for this could be reduced visibility, but the biggest reason is simply that more drinking takes place at night — especially when it is excessive drinking at local bars and breweries. Those who have to be on the road at these times need to think about the risks that they face from other drivers, as this story shows so well.
What can you do after being injured by a drunk driver?
If you are injured in an accident with a drunk or impaired driver, you need to know what steps you can take to seek the compensation you deserve. The more serious your injuries, the more likely you will need help negotiating a fair conclusion to your case.