March 8, 2013
Federal officials have announced the number of traffic fatalities was up in 2012 compared to previous years, but the problem seems to have been significant in Colorado Springs. A story from The Gazette explains last year was one of the deadliest in decades on the city’s roadways.
Data collected by the city shows a total of 32 people lost their lives as a result of a Colorado Springs Car Accident in 2012, making the calendar year the second deadliest on record in nearly two decades.
A rise in the number of motor vehicle accidents involving pedestrians was a major contributing factor in the spike in fatalities. In 2012, a total of 13 pedestrians died as a result of collisions. It is the highest number of pedestrian deaths in more than a decade.
The state did see improvement in the number of motorcycle accidents last year. Numbers indicate that Colorado Springs saw motorcycle crashes decrease by 40 percent last year, from 10 in 2011 to six in 2012.
Roughly 20 percent of all fatal accidents in the city last year involved drugs or alcohol.
The Colorado Springs Personal Injury Lawyers at McDivitt Law Firm are aware of how devastating being involved in a serious accident can be. The firm urges anyone who has been hurt in an accident to contact an attorney to discuss what legal options may be available to them.