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Motor vehicle accidents: 2 dead in Colorado

Two people are dead after a stolen vehicle struck their car in Fort Collins. The office of the Larimer County Coroner has confirmed that a 55-year-old man and his 38-year-old daughter lost their lives in the Colorado accident. Motor vehicle accidents where a crime is suspected are always carefully investigated to ensure appropriate charges are filed against the driver or drivers responsible.

According to reports, a stolen vehicle was used to break into a pawn shop in Fort Collins some hours before the accident. The 19-year-old man driving the stolen vehicle was apparently also involved in the theft of several guns from the pawn shop. Sometime later the same day, the man crashed that vehicle into the car driven by a 55-year-old individual from out of state.

What to do after a winter car accident

Getting into a car accident is terrible on a normal day, but it can be much worse to get into an accident in the winter. With freezing wind and heavy snowfall, your safety could be compromised if you are in a winter accident.

Each year, more than 115,000 Americans are in car crashes that result in injury because of winter weather conditions. It is important to know what to do after a winter accident, so you can stay safe and get the compensation you deserve.

Motor vehicle accidents: Colorado man victim of street racers

A man and a woman are facing serious charges after an alleged street racing event caused the death of another man. The Colorado Springs Police Department has confirmed that both individuals are facing charges of vehicular homicide following the fatal crash. As with many motor vehicle accidents, this crash is still under investigation in order for police to gather evidence and make a formal report with their findings.

Reportedly, a 64-year-old man was attempting to negotiate a turn onto Cimarron Street when his vehicle was struck by a southbound car. The second vehicle is estimated to have been traveling at some 70 mph at the time of the impact. Police believe the 32-year-old woman behind the wheel may have been engaged in a street race with another vehicle, driven by a 26-year-old man.

Motor vehicle accidents: Colorado crash injures child

A man accused of drunk driving may have been responsible for a serious crash in Colorado Springs on the afternoon of Sept. 30, according to local sources. The accident occurred in the afternoon on West Colorado Avenue, and a 44-year-old man was arrested on charges of DUI as well as a number of other infractions. Thankfully, the local fire station was able to respond quickly to the accident, but as with many motor vehicle accidents of this type, this incident is still under investigation. 

The accident happened around 1:20 p.m. when the driver struck a parked vehicle with enough force to push the car some 40 to 50 feet. The vehicle the man was driving apparently flipped onto its top, crushing the cab and ejecting a 21-month-old child from the truck. The man is said to have attempted to flee on foot, but was caught by witnesses to the accident who held him until police arrived. 

Alcohol and speed suspected in deadly multi-car accident

Taken individually, speed and alcohol both pose separate dangers to people on Colorado's roadways. When combined, they only increase the potential for a devastating car accident. Sadly, impairment tends to lead to excessive speed that, in turn, tends to lead to car accidents.

Officers who responded to a recent crash here in Colorado believe that this combination of alcohol and speed caused the death of a woman. When it was over, five vehicles sustained heavy damage that was strewn over an area of approximately 200 feet. Police say it all began when an intoxicated man driving a truck rear-ended the woman at a stop light.

Motor vehicle accidents: Child hurt in Colorado

One man has been arrested following a serious rollover crash that injured a child, according to local sources. Colorado authorities say the man is being charged with drunk driving after the accident in Colorado Springs. The investigation is still underway, as a thorough investigation is required for motor vehicle accidents causing injury. 

According to the accident report, police say the 44-year-old man was headed eastbound in a pickup truck around 1:20 p.m. the afternoon of Sept. 29 when the accident occurred. The man's vehicle struck a parked car with enough speed to push the other vehicle some 40 to 50 feet down the road. The truck then flipped over, crushing the cab. 

Motor vehicle accidents: multiple injuries reported in crash

News is still coming in about a serious two-vehicle accident that took place on Interstate 70, according to local sources. Colorado authorities responded to the accident, which caused the partial shutdown of the highway. As with many motor vehicle accidents, this one is still under investigation while police attempt to determine a cause for the crash.

According to preliminary reports, a vehicle driven by an unidentified person was traveling west on Interstate 70 when the driver appeared to lose control of the vehicle. This caused the car to flip into the eastbound lanes of the highway, where it struck another car headed east. The force of the impact caused serious damage to both vehicles.

Protect yourself from distracted drivers with these safety tips

Distracted driving is one of the most common causes of accidents in the United States. Whether the driver is on the phone, texting, eating or reaching to grab something in the backseat, it can be dangerous from themselves as well as other drivers that share the road.

A staggering statistic from the NHTSA, close to 400,000 individuals were injured in car crashes that stemmed from distracted driving. The best way to protect yourself from a distracted driver is to be proactive, watch for them and stay away.

Drugs present in over 40 percent of drivers killed in crashes

When motorists choose to get behind the wheel after using drugs, the results can be devastating. Drug use can contribute not only to serious injuries, but crash-related fatalities. A new study has shed even more light on the tragic and dangerous mix of drugs and driving.

Sobering statistics

Protecting your child from a dog bite

Many families enjoy the responsibility and companionship of owning a pet dog. Man’s best friend may prove to be a positive addition to the family and neighborhood. Yet dogs cannot understand stressful situation or excited children, and some animals may become nervous and lash out.

Dog bites prove to be incredibly dangerous. Bites can inflict serious physical damage as well as emotional trauma. Should a dog bite your child, you must prepare to file a personal injury lawsuit. As a parent, your child’s safety stands at the forefront of your activities, so you may wish to utilize methods of prevention to avoid an angry or upset animal.

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