Feb. 15, 2013
The number of serious Colorado car accidents has increased lately, especially in Colorado Springs. A story released by KRDO News discussed the rising number of collisions, what is causing them, and what law enforcement is doing to bring the number back down.
Data from the Colorado Department of Transportation shows that in the first quarter of last year there was a 19 percent increase in traffic fatalities. Similar trends were reported in Colorado Springs, with local law enforcement responding to a total of 28 Colorado Springs Car Accidents that resulted in the loss of 31 lives. This was an increase of nearly 30 percent than the previous year.
One of the major causes for the increasing number of accidents, according to spokesman for the Colorado Springs Police Department, Sgt. Mark Devorss, is a high number of incidents involving pedestrians and distracted drivers. Pedestrians were involved in 11 serious accidents that claimed eight lives.
In response to the high number of fatal traffic collisions in the area, Sgt. Devorss says motorists can expect a greater police presence on the roads with officers targeting speeders and reckless driving.
The Colorado Springs Personal Injury Lawyers at McDivitt Law Firm are hopeful the efforts being made by law enforcement across Colorado will be enough to reduce the number of serious and fatal accidents that occur in the coming year.