Most Colorado drivers are well aware of the dangers of driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Regardless, some people still make poor choices before operating a motor vehicle, and unfortunately sometimes, such choices lead to a serious accident resulting in life-altering injuries or even fatalities. In a recent example, a driver suspected of DUI collided with several vehicles at an intersection, leaving at least three people seriously injured.
One individual has suffered major injuries in a motor vehicle crash involving three motor vehicles in Colorado. According to authorities, the serious accident was the result of another individual's decision to drive recklessly. Fortunately for the injured party, when a person causes major injuries to another individual due to reckless driving, this is grounds for civil litigation.
While it is important for any driver to take precautions to avoid an accident, large commercial vehicles have particular considerations and regulations. Starting in September, drivers of 18-wheelers and other commercial trucks in Colorado became subject to the chain law once again. The law, which is enacted in the state between September 1 and May 31 each year, aims to make roads safer during the winter months.
The Colorado Springs Police Major Crash Team is investigating the death of a pedestrian on a recent Monday evening. The investigation was launched after a serious accident at a Colorado Springs intersection. The city's fire department and police were present after responding to an alert about the crash.
With regards to impaired driving prevention efforts, data can often make a difference. Knowing where, when and how a serious accident is more likely to occur can make a big difference for law enforcement, regulators and the public.
Colorado police believe that a teenage driver was under the influence of alcohol when he or she caused a collision. A passenger who was in the vehicle at the time was severely injured and had to be taken to the hospital for treatment. The teen was arrested for his or her role in this serious accident and was charged with vehicular assault and DUI.