When Colorado residents lose a loved one in a violent and sudden act, they ordinarily want answers, closure and justice. Unfortunately, it could take some time to receive what they need in order to move forward -- whether it comes from the criminal justice system, the civil court system or both. This is often the case even in fatal motor vehicle accidents.
Any driver here in Colorado or elsewhere can make a deadly mistake on the road, but younger drivers tend to make them more often. If they are lucky, no one gets seriously hurt when that happens, but there are no guarantees. Unfortunately, the mistake made recently by an 18-year-old driver resulted in a fatal auto accident.
Just as other parents around the country do, Colorado parents do what they can to protect their children from harm. Most kids will suffer some sort of injuries as they grow up -- skinned knees, minor cuts and bruises, and perhaps the occasional broken bone from playing too hard. When their children are with them, those parents believe they can keep their children from suffering injuries, especially ones that could change the course of their lives. Sadly, that sometimes proves impossible when the negligence of someone else results in a serious accident.
Just about everyone, whether they live here in Colorado or somewhere else in the country, has attempted to get through an intersection before the light turns red. Those who made it through the intersection unscathed ought to count themselves lucky because it could have turned out badly. Still others fail to pay attention or are impaired when they do not stop at red lights. No matter what the reason, running red lights can easily end in fatal motor vehicle accidents.
Like teens across the country, Colorado teenagers with driver's licenses do not have enough experience to drive safely unless they consistently and constantly keep their attention on the road. Parents of driving teens know this, and so do insurance companies, which is why policy rates can increase dramatically once a licensed teenage driver is added. Once other factors are introduced into a teen's driving experience, such as alcohol, the potential for serious and even fatal motor vehicle accidents rises even further.
When cars get out of control, their drivers may not be able to recover. Crashes that result from these scenarios can have devastating results. However, when 18-wheelers are involved, the odds of a loss of control of these vehicles can easily result in fatal motor vehicle accidents.
Anyone living in Colorado knows that just because spring is approaching, it does not mean that winter weather is no longer going to be an issue. Snowstorms often occur well into April or longer in parts of the state, so when a blizzard recently hit, it probably did not come as a surprise. The primary issue with these storms is that they tend to increase the chances for fatal motor vehicle accidents.
Driving fast can be an exhilarating experience. However, it is also a dangerous one and usually violates the law. In fact, some Denver drivers narrowly escape fatal motor vehicle accidents due to excessive speed. This does not mean that everyone walked away without injury since serious injuries often accompany these types of crashes.
Even when the mechanics of a crash can be determined from the scene, law enforcement officials here in Colorado and elsewhere require more information in order to complete their investigations. For this reason, witnesses play a critical role in serious and fatal motor vehicle accidents. This is especially true when the seriously injured or deceased party is the victim and cannot speak for him or herself.
It would be easy for Colorado residents to believe that every head-on collision ends in death. Fortunately, that is not always the case. People actually do escape from otherwise fatal motor vehicle accidents. Even so, they rarely survive such a crash without injuries.