Colorado State Patrol troopers were investigating a wrong-way crash that occurred on August 8 in the HOV lanes of Interstate 25 at 62nd Avenue. Authorities received a call about a wrong-way driver but were not able to stop the accident, which happened at 12:41 p.m. A woman driving a Jeep Liberty south in the northbound HOV lanes hit a sedan head-on. Both drivers suffered serious injuries and were taken to Denver Health Medical Center. Impairment from drugs was being investigated as a possible contributor to the incident.
Following an accident in which a 91-year-old woman and two others were killed the morning of July 30, authorities announced they have cited a resident of Delta for reckless driving. The wreck reportedly occurred when the Nissan SUV the elderly woman was riding in was hit by the man, who was driving a Toyota, at about 10:25 a.m. on U.S. Highway 550 north of Durango. The southbound 2008 Toyota had drifted into oncoming traffic when it collided with the 2002 Nissan. The 60-year-old driver of the Nissan and a 33-year-old passenger in the Toyota both suffered serious injuries while two 61-year-old male passengers in the Toyota were also killed in the accident.
A 48-year-old man was fatally injured on June 24 when his motorcycle was allegedly struck by a jeep in Colorado Springs. The motor vehicle accident on Research Parkway occurred at about 4:50 p.m. near Chapel Hills Drive.
On June 21, at approximately 7:25 a.m., a fatal accident took place on Interstate 25 near Walsenburg, Colorado. Authorities report that a woman fell asleep at the wheel and crashed into another vehicle. The accident left one dead and two others injured.
Many Boulder area residents drive every day. For many, the daily commute to work or school is often viewed as routine and mundane. It’s often while driving familiar routes, however, that drivers fail to remain vigilant and may engage in distracting behaviors or activities. Today more than ever, drivers are subject to numerous distractions while operating a motor vehicle. Actions such as turning the radio station and tending to a child in the backseat have long been recognized as distracting and dangerous behaviors to engage in while driving. Today, in addition to the more traditional distracted driving behaviors, cellphones serve as a major distracter for drivers and are often the cause of many car accidents.
Being the victim of a car accident is a traumatic and scary event. Injuries suffered in car accidents can range from bruises and soreness to traumatic brain injuries and fatal internal injuries. Most Colorado drivers know what they are supposed to do in the wake of an accident and understand that it's critical to stop to make sure everyone involved is alright and to exchange insurance information and call the police. Despite this knowledge, however, a recent investigation by 9NEWS and I-News shows that annually there are an alarming number of hit-and-run accidents in the city of Denver as well as throughout Colorado.