Do you trust that the truck next to you will stay in its lane? Do you trust that the driver of the truck behind you is paying attention? Perhaps you should be more wary since trucks play a major role in fatal motor vehicle accidents here in Colorado.
The legalization of marijuana here in Colorado remains a controversial topic in many circles. Some researchers are looking at the connection between legalized marijuana use and fatal motor vehicle accidents. The bigger question is how marijuana affects an individual's driving.
Many Colorado residents mistakenly believe that if their blood alcohol concentration is below the legal limit of .08 they are okay to drive. Unfortunately, that is not always true. A BAC of as little as .02 can affect the way an individual drives. Drivers who consume any amount of alcohol could cause fatal motor vehicle accidents.
Most Colorado teens cannot seem to wait to get their driver's licenses, and most of their parents would not mind waiting a little longer. Safety is a big issue for new drivers since they lack the experience of those who have been driving for some time. This makes teens who use cell phones while they drive at even more of a risk of being involved in fatal motor vehicle accidents.
Nearly everyone here in Colorado and across the country drives when tired. The fast pace of modern life does not always allow for adequate sleep. Unfortunately, tired drivers are not always able to pay adequate attention and might even fall asleep behind the wheel, which could lead to fatal motor vehicle accidents.
Families who lose loved ones in crashes need time to mourn their losses and find a way to move forward without their lost family members. However, only a certain amount of time exists after fatal motor vehicle accidents in which surviving family members can file a wrongful death claim. Here in Colorado, a claim must be filed within two years of the date of death. It does not take long after these travesties for the financial impact to begin, and if someone else was responsible for the death, restitution could be possible.
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.
A man is dead following a tragic hit-and-run accident in Denver, local sources have confirmed. As is standard for fatal motor vehicle accidents of this type, Colorado police mobilized to locate the driver involved. That individual has since been arrested and charged with vehicular homicide.
A fatal crash has taken the life of a professional video gamer and an associate, according to local news. The 25-year-old man died on Oct. 2 after losing control of his vehicle. As with all fatal motor vehicle accidents, Colorado authorities have launched a full investigation into the cause of the crash.
A serious crash in Tabernash has left one woman dead and several other people seriously injured, according to local authorities. Fatal motor vehicle accidents of this type are typically investigated by Colorado State Police as well as local law enforcement, which appears to be the case here. So far, police have not filed charges against anyone involved in the crash.