Traffic in Fort Collins, Colorado, got a bit slower on May 18 when a traffic accident blocked lanes and caused backups. The crash itself involved three different vehicles, and five people were injured as a result. For two of those people, the injuries that they suffered have been said to be serious.
No matter how focused a driver is, passengers can create distractions that cause them to lose focus. A passenger intentionally interfering with the driver is a worst-case scenario, and one that can cause car accidents that have serious consequences.
A terrifying accident left multiple people with injuries after a small white car plowed into the back of a school bus that had children on board. Of the nine students who were riding the bus, on their way to school just before seven in the morning, three of them were injured in the wreck. The accident also left two adults with injuries.
Drivers who are negligent, distracted, or reckless can wreak havoc on the roadways. Other motorists and pedestrians are at the mercy of drivers who don't obey the laws or pay attention to their driving, as these drivers can cause car accidents that may have life-changing consequences for those involved. Sometimes the accidents and the injuries they cause are minor, but a legal professional may still need to be involved to be sure that any injured party receives compensation for damage, medical bills, or possibly even pain and suffering.
Car accidents can turn families' lives upside down, especially when they lose a loved one. That became clear recently in Fort Collins when an innocent passenger lost her life in a fatal crash. The driver is being held responsible, although police are continuing their investigation into the cause of the car accident.
Jimmy John's may be known for its "freaky fast delivery" of its famous sandwiches, but after an accident involving a delivery driver and a pedestrian, the sandwich franchise may have to reconsider its moniker. According to a recent report by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the crash occurred in Morgantown, West Virginia, where a man who was walking his dog across a street was struck and killed by a Jimmy John's delivery driver.
People across Colorado are both eco-conscious and want increased fuel economy in their vehicles. Many people have demanding increased fuel economy and more options in their vehicles over the past decade, and car manufacturers have taken note. In an effort to bring the fuel standards that both the Environmental Protection Agency and consumers are demanding, manufacturers have developed smaller, subcompact cars, with excellent fuel economy.
With all the backlash that distracted driving has garnered over the last two years, it is surprising when a report is released about how people still use cell phones while driving. According to a recent NBC News.com report, an increasing number of drivers are taking pictures of themselves with cell phone cameras while behind the wheel. Also known as “selfies”, these pictures are showing up in growing numbers alongside suggestive hashtags, including: #drivingtowork, #drivingintherain, #morningcommute, and #drivingfast.
While the day before Thanksgiving is a popular travel day, the days leading up to Christmas are comparably busy. Airlines and bus companies may have limited openings because of advanced reservations made by consumers. However, for fifty-two bus companies, there will be no holiday travel after they were shut down by the federal government.
Although it is not technically winter yet, a blast of cold Canadian air has swept through our region, sending our weather plummeting into temperatures that we generally do not see until January. Nevertheless, the cold air creates a number of hazards that drivers must be aware of.