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Fatal Motor Vehicle Accidents Archives

Serious mistake leads to fatal motor vehicle accident

Most Colorado drivers take steps to be sure they do not make any mistakes while on the road. They pay attention, avoid distraction and make sure they do not get behind the wheel after drinking, but other drivers do not always follow these simple rules that help everyone get to their destinations safely. A driver could easily make a serious mistake that results in a fatal motor vehicle accident.

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.

Fatal motor vehicle accidents: Head-on crash leaves 1 dead

There are many traffic laws and rules to follow when operating a motor vehicle to ensure the safety of everyone on Colorado roadways. When they are ignored for any reason, fatal motor vehicle accidents can occur. An investigation is currently determining all the factors that may have contributed in a recent tragic car crash.

Marijuana remains a factor in many fatal motor vehicle accidents

Even though many crashes were attributed to drugs prior to the legalization of marijuana here in Colorado, the number seems to have risen. State law indicates that anything over 5 nanograms of THC (marijuana's psychoactive component) per milliliter of blood constitutes driving under the influence of drugs. Even so, many people continue to drive with this level or higher of marijuana in their systems, and it appears to be contributing to the number of fatal motor vehicle accidents occurring in the state.

Counting 2018's fatal motor vehicle accidents has already begun

A new year has just begun. Many people here in Colorado and around the country view this time of year as a fresh start and hope that this year will prove to be better than the last. This also goes for those who keep track of data such as the number of fatal motor vehicle accidents that occur around the state.

Fatal motor vehicle accidents take good Samaritans, too

When Colorado motorists witness or come upon a collision, many will stop to provide any assistance they can to those involved. While doing so, they often end up in harm's way since many accident scenes are in the lanes of travel. For some, what starts out as lending helping hands results in fatal motor vehicle accidents.

Marijuana use could lead to fatal motor vehicle accidents

There is evidence that the legalization of recreational marijuana use here in Colorado has led to people believing it is legal to drive while under the influence of it. This could not be further from the truth. Driving after using marijuana could lead to fatal motor vehicle accidents just as easily as drinking and driving, texting and driving or driving drowsy.

Alcohol is suspected in many fatal motor vehicle accidents

Despite knowing its dangers, many people here in Colorado and elsewhere continue to drink and drive. This more than likely explains why Colorado police often suspect alcohol in fatal motor vehicle accidents. The sad thing is that -- whether alcohol plays a role in a crash or not -- people lose their lives.

Some fatal motor vehicle accidents are caused by drowsy driving

Many drivers here in Colorado may recollect a time when they drove when they were really too tired to do so. Keeping their eyes open may have been a challenge, and they were lucky to make it home safely. Sadly, drowsy driving causes a significant number of fatal motor vehicle accidents that occur each year.

Drugs, alcohol and speed cause many fatal motor vehicle accidents

Not every Colorado resident considers the consequences of his or her actions when it comes to driving. This is evidenced by the fact that many fatal motor vehicle accidents involve factors such as drugs, alcohol and speeding. People who cause these accidents often fail to consider that they hold other people's lives in their hands when they engage in these and other dangerous behaviors while driving.

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