Archive for the ‘Car Accident’ Category

IIHS Study Suggests SUVs More Dangerous to Pedestrians Than Cars

Monday, June 15th, 2020

car stopping before pedestrians crossing | suvs more dangerous to pedestriansAccording to a new study from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, despite a number of design changes made over the past 20 model years meant to increase their safety, SUVs appear to be more fatally dangerous to pedestrians than smaller vehicles and cars (more…)

DUI Accident in Pueblo Highlights Dangers of Intoxicated Driving 

Monday, May 11th, 2020

Car keys and glass of alcohol on a table | dui accident in puebloA DUI traffic accident occurred earlier this month in a Pueblo intersection. According to the Pueblo Police Department, the accident happened on Friday, May 15th around 9 p.m. and resulted in two very mangled vehicles and multiple people being taken to the hospital for treatment. (more…)

Legalizing Pot Has Caused a Rise in Car Accidents and Injuries

Monday, February 17th, 2020

driver having impaired vision while driving | pot legalization linked to rise of car accidentsIt has been 20 years since cannabis became legal for medicinal use in Colorado. In 2012, it became legal for all adults to use recreational marijuana in the state. Since then, medical and safety experts wondered if legalizing pot would cause a rise in injuries and accidents. According to new research, they may now have their answer. Learn more about pot legalization linked to rise of car accidents below. 
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Serious I-25 Accident North of Pueblo Results in Tragedy

Wednesday, January 29th, 2020

car flipped over on the road with emergency truck about to respond to the accident | two-vehicle accident on i-25 near puebloA serious two vehicle accident north of Pueblo on Interstate 25, shut down the northbound lanes of the highway for four hours on Tuesday, January 28th. (more…)

What Exactly is an Insurance Dispute?

Monday, December 9th, 2019

medical claim denied | what exactly is an insurance dispute?Insurance policies are usually purchased to protect against financial losses due to illness, injury, disability, and death.  Insurance can also provide liability protection if the insured causes bodily harm to someone else, or damages another person’s property in a car accident or other type of accident.   (more…)

How to Avoid Common Childhood Injuries 

Monday, October 14th, 2019

teddy bear using a seatbelt in a car | transportation and roadside accidents in childrenChildren are society’s most precious asset. After all, children are truly the foundation upon which a family is built. Families in Colorado, however, have witnessed an increasing number of accidents and incidents leading to injuries to children. Although advocacy groups, federal authorities, and Colorado state authorities have taken good steps toward identifying and addressing these issues, child injuries continue to occur statewide. When a child is injured due to the negligent actions of another person or organization, a parent or caregiver should be prepared to seek expert legal guidance through an experienced personal injury attorney. (more…)

How Does Colorado Rank for Deadliest Car Crashes?

Thursday, August 15th, 2019

man frustrated in his car | Colorado Deadly Car Crash RankResidents of the Mile High State know all too well the perils of commuting here. Heavy volumes of traffic mixed with unpredictable weather patterns can cause horrific and even fatal car accidents. But how does Colorado compare to the rest of the country when it comes to deadly car crashes? Learn about the current Colorado Deadly Car Crash Rank by reading below. (more…)

Car Drivers and Motorcyclists Need to Learn to Share the Road

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019

man riding on a motorcycle running on the road with cars | Car Drivers and Motorcyclists Need to Learn to Share the RoadAccording to the Colorado Department of Transportation, motorcycle crashes are up 32% in Colorado since 2011. In 2018, 103 motorcyclists were killed on Colorado roads. Why? Colorado drivers simply don’t always look out for motorcyclists on the road. In addition, the increase in distracted driving has led to an increase in motorcycle accident deaths in recent years. 

All car drivers and motorcyclists need to learn to share the road, in order to prevent serious accidents from occurring. To help combat the rise in motorcycle crashes, the Colorado Highway Patrol operates the Colorado Motorcycle Operator Safety Training Program across the state. 

In order to stay safe on the road this season, however, it is important to know what you can do to share the road.  (more…)

100 Deadliest Days of Summer are HERE

Tuesday, June 4th, 2019

3 female teenagers riding on a car | 100 Deadliest Days of SummerSummertime is here and with it comes the rush of warm weather, longer days, and more drivers on the road. Whether you’re driving to a vacation or to a family picnic, the summer months are a fun time to spend with family and friends. After all, school is out and so is the sun. Unfortunately, summer also ushers in the “100 Deadliest Days of Summer.” This is the time between Memorial Day and Labor Day and it is the deadliest time of the year for teenage drivers. In fact, nine of the ten deadliest days for teen drivers occur during the summer months. (more…)

Pedestrian Killed in Accident Near Highway 50 in Pueblo

Thursday, April 25th, 2019

boy run over by a car | fatal pedestrian accidentPueblo police officials are investigating a fatal pedestrian accident that occurred near Highway 50 in Pueblo in March. The accident occurred at 9:15 pm on Friday, March 22 near Highway 50 and Club Manor Drive. The victim was wheelchair bound and was attempting to cross the street when they were hit by a vehicle. No details have been released following the fatal accident. (more…)