Experts agree that most traffic crashes in Colorado happen because of human error. When negligence plays a role in a car accident, the injured party may choose to sue the at-fault driver for damages such as medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering. Listed below are six of the most common causes of car crashes in Colorado.
Teenagers face increased risks and dangers over other drivers. Car accidents remain the leading cause of death among teenagers at the national and state level. But those fatalities appear to be going down overall.
Texting and driving causes 1. Experts say that texting and other types of cell phone use are the most dangerous types of distracted driving that exist. Distracted driving is any activity that takes a drivers mind, hands or vision off of the road.
This is a 22 percent increase from —when 55 were killed—and the highest number of fatalities for that age group since Teen drivers are among the most dangerous drivers on the road. Colorado first adopted a GDL law inafter a horrific crash in Greeley that killed four teenagers.
News May 5, The year-old driver in a one-car crash that killed another teen Friday night in Missouri Heights has been charged with vehicular homicide, drug possession and drunken driving, sources said Sunday. Alvarado said he had no other information about the accident or any alcohol or drug evidence found by investigators in the wreckage.
Colorado laws already work toward keeping teens safe on the roads through graduated drivers licenses and stiff penalties for teen drivers caught violating traffic laws. As the parent or guardian of a teen driver, you can help in these efforts to limit car accidents. In doing so, you help keep the roads safe for your children, yourself, and everyone else on the highway.
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In55 people between the ages of 15 and 20 died in traffic crashes in Colorado. That number jumped up to 67 in Colorado adopted the GDL program in after a crash that killed four teenagers in Greeley.
A semi driver is facing homicide charges after four people were killed in a horrific, fiery crash involving 28 vehicles on a Colorado highway, officials said Friday. Rogel Lazaro Aguilera-Mederos, 23, of Texas, is being charged with four counts of vehicular homicide, police said. The accident occurred Thursday about p.