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Two-truck accident in Pueblo kills 1, injures 2

Pickup trucks and teenage boys seem to have a natural affinity for one another, especially in a largely rural state such as Colorado.

A recent accident in Pueblo involved two pickup trucks and three boys between the ages of 17 and 24. The outcome was not happy.

Inexperienced drivers are dangerous at night

Inexperienced drivers always pose a greater risk to you than experienced -- and generally older -- drivers. They simply will make more mistakes. Like any other skill, driving takes time to learn. It takes time to do it safely. Those who lack experience put people in danger, but it's unavoidable. They have to drive to get the experience they need to do it safely.

Another important thing to note is that night driving is more dangerous for everyone, as well. Studies show that accident statistics go up after dark. Some of the reasons for this include:

  • Shorter reaction times
  • Decreased visibility
  • Increased instances of drunk driving
  • More drowsy drivers on the road

Wrongful death claim may follow fatal pedestrian accident

Experiencing the loss of a loved one is something that most people go through at some point in their lives. In some cases, a person's passing may be expected due to old age, illness or other matters, but in others, a person's life could end suddenly and unexpectedly due to the action of another individual. In the latter cases, surviving families may end up exploring wrongful death claims.

The family of one woman in Colorado may be exploring this legal option after a recent fatal accident. According to reports, the woman was standing on the median of a roadway waiting to cross before she started across the road in front of a pickup truck. The truck ended up hitting the woman, and she suffered fatal injuries as a result.

Clues to cause of 3-vehicle crash found on Twitter

The internet has crept into many aspects of modern life, including political advertising and communications among friends. Now, it may have found its way into the investigation of auto accidents.

A three-vehicle crash on Highway 85 between Brighton and Fort Lupton has killed on person and apparently injured two others. According to police, a Chevrolet compact car was headed south in the northbound lane of Hwy. 85. The Chevy struck a northbound mini-van head-on. After hitting the mini-van, the Chevy hit a dump truck. The driver of the Chevy, the vehicle's only occupant, was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the mini-van and a child who was a passenger were both injured. The man was taken to Denver Health Medical Center, and the child was hospitalized at Northern Colorado Medical Center. The driver of the truck apparently did not require hospitalization.

Fatal accident claims life; driver leaves the scene

Most people rely on others in some form or another. Most families rely on one another for support, love, financial help and other important aspects of their lives. Because of the importance of this support, it can be devastating in many ways for a family to suddenly lose a loved one in a fatal accident.

One family in Colorado may be trying to handle their devastation after a recent incident claimed the life of one person. According to reports, a woman had been involved in a car accident and was attempting to speak with the other driver involved. However, in order to reach the other driver, she had to cross the road on foot. While attempting to do so, she was struck by a westbound vehicle.

What is comparative fault in Colorado?

When a person is injured in an accident, the common reaction is to ask, "Who was at fault?" Determining fault requires a jury to decide whether either party violated their duty to use reasonable care. That inquiry seems rather straightforward, but what happens when both parties violated the applicable standard of care?

Consider, for example, an automobile accident that results from one vehicle violating the speed limit and the other vehicle failing to obey a traffic signal. When the American colonies adopted many of the English laws about personal injury, they also adopted the concept of contributory negligence. If the plaintiff was partially at fault, even to a very small degree, neither party could recover from the other. In the mid-20th century, legal thinkers began to recognize that this outcome was unnecessarily harsh, and the concept of contributory fault was replaced by the rule of comparative fault.

Severe burns from a car crash can have a lifelong medical impact

Despite how Hollywood loves to portray motor vehicle crashes as inevitably involving either a fire or explosion, the average collision doesn't involve any kind of fire. Most people can quickly and safely exit a vehicle even if a fire does occur.

Still, vehicles contain explosive fuel and moving, heated parts. The potential does exist for a collision to result in either a fire or an explosion. Certain kinds of vehicles, such as those with large battery banks, may be at increased risk for chemical fires, while other vehicles, such as those with deteriorating systems, may be more likely to leak fuel and cause a fire.

Motorcycle accident proves fatal in Colorado

Having a loved one who rides a motorcycle can be a source of anxiety for any family member. Though the person may love riding and does everything necessary to stay safe, there is always the chance that a motorcycle accident can occur. Unfortunately, these events often prove fatal.

It was recently reported that a collision between a pickup truck and a motorcycle resulted in the death of one individual in Colorado. Apparently, the crash occurred just after 1:30 a.m. A woman was driving a truck and attempted to make a left turn onto a street, but her truck collided with the motorcyclist. It was unclear which direction the motorcyclist may have been heading at the time of the accident.

Incomplete spinal cord injuries can still leave you struggling

Major spinal cord injuries can leave individuals paralyzed or completely unable to move below the site of the injury to their neck or back. These injuries, known as complete spinal cord injuries, result from some kind of trauma severing the spinal cord. However, not all spinal cord injuries are complete injuries.

Incomplete spinal cord injuries also occur, and while they may not sever the spinal cord, they can have a lifelong impact. In an incomplete injury, the spinal cord winds up pinched, cut, nicked or torn without getting completely severed.

Auto accidents linked to marijuana use rising

Colorado set the trend for marijuana legalization. Amid all the viable reasons for doing so, there was an overwhelming concern that the decision would lead to drivers operating their vehicles under the influence of marijuana. Since the drug can have side effects that make it dangerous to be behind the wheel, a rise in auto accidents was a major worry. DUI accidents can cause serious injuries and fatalities and it is important for those who have been involved in a crash to understand what steps to take if marijuana was a factor.

A recent study indicates that there has been a 15% rise in auto accidents with marijuana as a factor since the drug was legalized for recreational use. During that time period, there has been a 31% increase in traffic fatalities. Law enforcement is concerned that it will take a similar amount of time for drivers to understand the dangers of driving after smoking marijuana as it did for drivers to understand the dangers of drinking alcohol and driving.

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