The latest and complete data gathered by the Department of Transportation is for 2014. In that year, there were 4,295 deadly motorcycle accidents. That means that thousands of families across the United States -- including some here in Colorado -- who lost loved ones.
Most Colorado residents know that driving requires all of their attention and concentration. They have to be ready to react to changes in the traffic pattern and obstacles that could get in their paths. Being impaired by alcohol makes this nearly impossible and could lead to serious or fatal motor vehicle accidents.
Many Colorado pedestrians need to walk near vehicle traffic in order to reach their destinations. This makes them particularly vulnerable to injury if there is a collision, and in some cases, walkers do not even have to be directly involved in order to suffer injuries since they have no protection from flying debris or an out-of-control vehicle. In fact, pedestrian accidents take the lives of thousands of people all over the country each year.