Weather conditions in Colorado, as well as in the rest of the United States, are expected to get a lot worse as the winter season drags on. Motorists are advised to be extra careful as roads can be very slippery and visibility compromised. Reckless driving or practicing negligent behavior behind the wheel is the last thing motorists should do. Unfortunately, for a state trooper and a deputy, a Colorado driver does not seem to have taken this advice.
Around 7:30 a.m., near the exit of Tomah Road of Interstate 25, vehicles occupied by a Sheriff’s deputy from Douglas County and a Colorado State patrol trooper were struck by the same car. The car accident pinned the victims in their vehicles. Emergency teams immediately responded to the accident and the victims were taken to a nearby medical facility. They escaped the incident with minor injuries. The driver of the other vehicle was charged with reckless driving which caused injury. The highway was closed temporarily because of the accident.
Driving conditions drastically change in extreme weather conditions. Besides snow, rain can make roads slippery and difficult to maneuver. Of course, drivers should be aware of such conditions and should adjust their driving immediately, not just for their own safety, but for the safety of other motorists as well. Colorado drivers should also refrain from driving recklessly, ignoring traffic regulations and practicing drunk or distracted driving. Car accidents are generally avoidable when motorists drive with extreme caution.
However, when a car crash occurs because of driver negligence, a Colorado driver can be held liable. Injured victims can pursue a personal injury lawsuit to hold the driver accountable for damages. This legal action can also pave the way for a monetary award in order to help a victim with the expenses needed for their recovery and any miscellaneous costs incurred from the incident.