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.
A head-on collision is one of the most dangerous types of car accidents. These incidents often result in severe injuries to those involved, and it is not uncommon for the victims to have been hit by a drunk or distracted driver. Unfortunately, such a serious accident recently took place in Colorado, and distraction is being considered a factor.
When someone is killed in a motor vehicle collision, in addition to facing criminal charges, the responsible driver can also face a civil wrongful death claim brought by the family of the victim.
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.
Holidays are known for positive memories and relaxation, but they can also increase the risk of accidents -- especially if individuals act irresponsibly. Colorado law enforcement often increases patrols during periods where people may be celebrating, in order to prevent a serious accident or accidents that could be caused by drunk driving. Once again, the Colorado State Patrol, Colorado Department of Transportation and local law enforcement will be increasing their enforcement from Aug. 21 to Sept. 8.
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.
Dangerous driving behaviors, such as driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, can cause a wide range of negative outcomes. Often these serious accidents involve two vehicles colliding.
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.
Car crashes happen for a variety of reasons, and some circumstances are beyond the control of those involved. However, if a driver does or fails to do something that causes a serious collision, punishment through the criminal justice system may not only be inevitable, but necessary. A recent car crash in Colorado resulted in that very action, as a man has been charged with driving under the influence and other offenses after authorities say that he caused a crash that left four people hospitalized.