Everyone wants to stay safe on the roads. There are a lot of factors involved including weather, visibility, road conditions, safety precautions within vehicles like seat belts and airbags, and the state of each driver. Of course, a person can carefully address all of those factors for his or her part and still be at risk if other drivers on the same road do not. Unfortunately, sometimes, a car accident will even result in loss of life, as it did recently for a Colorado woman.
In Colorado, a fatal crash on Jan. 7 shut down Colorado 94 and North Peyton Highway in both directions for over three hours, according to the Colorado State Patrol. This crash took place at around 5:00 p.m., a time better known as rush hour.
A crash in Colorado Springs has claimed one life, while others who were involved were injured and taken to the hospital for treatment. The accident was reportedly between a motor vehicle and pedestrians who were near the road. The full amount of injuries is unclear at this time, but it has been reported that at least three individuals were hurt, along with the one who was killed. The injuries were reported to be serious.
This is a truly tragic accident that shows how quickly car accidents can result in the loss of a person's life. In this car accident in Colorado, one man was simply in the wrong place at the wrong time, and now he's gone. He has left behind friends, family members and a young son, reports state.
A number of our blog posts have focused on the development of crash avoidance technologies that are poised to change the way people drive (and avoid accidents). We also suggested that these changes were made in part to attract a new class of buyers (older drivers) that would not usually purchase a new car at such an advanced age.