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March 2018 Archives

Motorcycle accidents can change riders' lives forever

Riding through Colorado's beautiful mountains and scenery may bring you a sense of peace and joy. You relish the times when you can take to the open road on your motorcycle, but you also know the risks. The chances of you and other riders being severely injured in motorcycle accidents is a very real possibility.

Nearly 6,000 pedestrians killed in vehicle collisions in 2017

In recent years, pedestrian deaths caused by vehicles have been on the rise. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), pedestrian deaths went up 9.5 percent in 2015 and 9 percent in 2016. The most recent statistics from 2017 show a similar rate as that of 2016. Overall, these figures indicate that more people in recent years suffered fatal injuries in collisions with vehicles than in years prior to 2015.

Many fatal motor vehicle accidents involve trucks

As you can imagine, a vehicle weighing upwards of 40 tons probably will not stop on a dime or be maneuvered evasively as well as smaller vehicles could. With all of the big rigs traveling the roads here in Colorado and across the country, it may not come as a surprise that out of every eight fatal motor vehicle accidents, one of them involves one of these massive vehicles. When the size and weight of these vehicles is added to the probability of inclement weather and other potential road hazards here in Colorado, it could turn into a recipe for disaster.

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