Pedestrians and cyclists who are injured in road accidents are often made out to be the ones to blame for whatever happened. Colorado pedestrians must not feel intimidated by the way the media, and sometimes law enforcement, seems to use language that clears all vehicle operators and declares that no auto\-pedestrian accidents will happen if pedestrians follow the rules. Almost every report that involves a pedestrian or cyclist points out some level of contributory negligence by them.
Pedestrians in Denver or other Colorado cities will always be vulnerable to motor vehicle accidents. The risks of being involved in auto\-pedestrian accidents are significant, and with no protection, pedestrians often suffer catastrophic injuries. While they have no control over the actions of vehicle operators, pedestrians can take some precautions to limit potential injury risks.
When commenting on the growing number of traffic fatalities in Colorado Springs, a police officer compared drivers to gamers. He noted that many drivers seem to have video game mentalities on the roadways. However, he observed that they often suffer real-life consequences, without the option to press the reset button. In 2017, there were a record number of fatalities involving pedestrians and cyclists. In auto\-pedestrian accidents, of course, the pedestrians typically have little chance of survival.
Colorado Springs law enforcement says an investigation is underway after the death of a pedestrian. This is reported to be the second traffic-related fatality in 2018 -- it is not clear whether both incidents were auto\-pedestrian accidents. Authorities say emergency workers responded to the reported scene at approximately 4 p.m. on a recent Thursday.
When Colorado residents lose loved ones in accidents that are caused by the negligence of other parties, they can pursue financial relief through the civil justice system regardless of whether the drivers are criminally charged or convicted. Two fatal auto\-pedestrian accidents in Colorado Springs occurred in March and May. The reason for the different legal outcomes is currently being questioned.
With the new school year comes the dangers of car accidents involving Colorado children -- often with devastating consequences. Auto-pedestrian accidents in school zones are much too prevalent; however, preschoolers are also extremely vulnerable. Most times they are not aware of the danger, and they move very quickly.
One man suffered serious injuries in a car accident recently, and another was arrested because officers suspected him of drunk driving. This followed an incident in the early morning hours of a recent Tuesday in which a driver struck a pedestrian. Auto-pedestrian accidents can be challenging for Colorado law enforcement to investigate, particularly if there were no witnesses.
Every year, car accidents following Fourth of July parties claim many lives nationwide. Typically, a large number of these accidents involve pedestrians. In Colorado, a car struck a visitor from another state in a pedestrian accident that caused his death.
An 86-year-old Colorado Springs man died almost a week after he was knocked down in an intersection. Reportedly, the pedestrian accident occurred when the man was crossing an intersection but chose to walk behind a vehicle. The driver backed up at the moment when the pedestrian was behind his car.
Sometimes, witnesses to crashes react instinctively and rush to help the victims. However, they may not realize that, in doing so, they are putting their own lives at risk. Auto-pedestrian accidents often involve good Samaritans. The Colorado State Patrol has reported about such an accident in Boulder.