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Motor vehicle accidents: Several hurt in Colorado crash

A serious accident involving three vehicles has sent several people to the hospital, according to local law enforcement. Police in Colorado Springs responded to the crash just after 6 p.m.on  the evening of April 11. As with many motor vehicle accidents of this type, police are still trying to determine precisely what caused the crash, and charges may be forthcoming against at least one driver involved. 

According to the limited information provided in the report, it appears a vehicle was attempting to navigate a left-hand turn when the driver reportedly ran a red light. This caused a three-car pileup in the intersection involving an unknown number of people. Colorado Springs has not yet instituted the use of red light cameras at that intersection, as they are planned to come online later in the spring. As a result, there is some confusion as to the specifics of the crash. 

Protect yourself when sharing the road with large trucks

When large trucks, like semitrailers, collide with passenger vehicles, it is most often the occupants of the passenger vehicle who are seriously injured. This is because large trucks can weigh 20 to 30 times more than passenger vehicles do, and large trucks often have a high ground clearance, which can allow smaller vehicles to slide underneath.

Because collisions involving semitrailers are often more catastrophic than other types of collisions, truck drivers must follow special rules set by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and other entities. These rules are in place to protect others who share the road. However, crashes still occur.

Motor vehicle accidents: 1 dead in 3-car crash

One person is dead following a three-car accident on U.S. 36, according to local sources. The Colorado State Patrol responded to the crash, which also seriously injured four other people. So far, no charges have been filed against any of the drivers involved, but as with most motor vehicle accidents, this one is still under investigation. 

Details about the crash are still being determined by crash reconstruction teams, but it has been confirmed that a sports car and two SUVs were involved in the accident. The accident occurred around 6 p.m. the evening of March 31 at the intersection of Longmont Dam Road and U.S. 36 near Lyons. The driver of the sports car, who has not been identified at this time, was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Motor vehicle accidents: Child killed in Colorado

A 1-year-old child was killed in a recent serious crash that is being blamed on an improper pass, according to local authorities. Colorado State Patrol have not determined whether they will file charges against the 23-year-old woman believed responsible for the accident. As with most motor vehicle accidents, further investigation will likely be required before a decision is reached. 

According to the report filed by CSP, the woman was traveling northbound on Interstate 25 around 3:30 p.m. the afternoon of March 11 when she attempted to use the right lane to pass an SUV traveling the same direction. Unfortunately, her vehicle collided with the SUV when she attempted to re-enter the left lane. The force of the impact sent her vehicle into southbound lanes, where she collided with an oncoming pickup truck. 

Motor vehicle accidents: DUI suspected in crash

Police in Fort Collins responded to a serious crash in the northbound lanes of Interstate 25 on the night of Feb. 16. The Colorado State Patrol confirmed that four people were injured in the crash, and there is some question as to whether one of the contributing drivers was drunk behind the wheel. However, as with many motor vehicle accidents, charges will not be filed until the police investigation is complete. 

According to the report filed by the CSP, around 7:15 p.m. traffic on I-25 began to slow down. The 34-year-old male driver of a pickup truck reportedly failed to slow down in tandem with the other vehicles on the road, causing him to crash into the back of a passenger car. The force of the impact caused a chain reaction, with the car rear-ending another pickup truck, which in turn struck an SUV. 

Motor vehicle accidents: Fatal crash in Colorado

A 33-year-old man is dead following a three-car collision on Interstate 25 near Mesa Ridge Parkway, according to local police. Colorado State Patrol has confirmed the Feb. 13 crash that claimed the life of one man and injured another. Motor vehicle accidents with a clear cause can sometimes result in criminal charges, and police have said charges may be pending in this case. 

According to the accident report, just before 11 p.m. a passenger vehicle rear-ended a southbound SUV driven by the victim. The force of the impact caused the SUV to cross the median into northbound traffic, striking another vehicle headed that direction. The driver of the SUV was ejected from his vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene by arriving medical personnel. 

Motor vehicle accidents: Colorado Springs crash kills 1

A serious accident shut down sections of Interstate 25 on the afternoon of Feb. 3, according to local sources. Officers in Colorado Springs responded to the crash that claimed the life of one man and injured another individual. Fatal motor vehicle accidents must be carefully investigated to determine their cause, which can cause significant backup of traffic while police scour the scene. 

The report states that around 4:30 p.m. a southbound SUV reportedly struck another SUV before running into a concrete barrier. The details of these impacts are not wholly described in the report, but it was confirmed by authorities that the male driver of the first SUV was ejected from the vehicle. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The passenger, who has also not been identified publicly by police, was also injured. That individual was taken to a local hospital in reportedly stable condition. 

Winter driving tips to avoid a car accident

Driving in the winter can be extremely dangerous. This is especially true when there are snowy conditions on the road.

The Federal Highway Administration reports that almost three-fourths of Americans live in cities that receive more than five inches per year. As a result, over 115 thousand Americans are injured in snow-related driving accidents each year. Sadly, snowy road conditions result in almost 1,500 deaths.

Motor vehicle accidents: 1 man dead in Colorado

A man in Colorado Springs was tragically killed and another has been hurt following an accident on Jan. 17, according to local police. Colorado authorities responded to the scene of the two-car crash that claimed the life of a 36-year-old passenger. One of the drivers involved is believed to have been driving under the influence of alcohol and is facing charges. As with most motor vehicle accidents involving potential DUI, this case remains under careful scrutiny by authorities. 

Police say a 31-year-old man was driving his vehicle westbound when he collided in an intersection with a southbound vehicle. The force of the crash injured the man, though the extent of his injuries were not reported. His passenger, a 36-year-old man, was pronounced dead at the scene by arriving medical personnel. The condition of the other driver involved in the crash was not reported either. 

Motor vehicle accidents: 2 dead in Colorado

Police have identified two people who tragically lost their lives in a single-car accident near Kremmling. Colorado State Patrol has chosen to release the identities of these two individuals in the midst of their investigation. As with most motor vehicle accidents, the investigation will take time to complete, but criminal charges will not be forthcoming as the driver was among the deceased.

According to the limited information available so far, it appears a single vehicle driven by a 37-year-old Kremmling man was driving on Grand County Road 1 when the accident occurred. The Colorado State Patrol believes the vehicle exited the road for reasons unknown before careening off a cliff gauged to be at a 70 to 80 degree drop-off. It is unclear at this time where the car exited the road, as the cliff extends some 400 yards away from the roadway.

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