In 2012, fatal traffic accidents in Colorado Springs went up by 29 percent. That year, 28 fatal crashes killed 32 people. It was the deadliest year for traffic deaths in 16 years, according to the Colorado Springs Gazette. Police attributed a spike in fatal pedestrian accidents – nearly triple from 2011 – for the increase accident rate.
The number of fatal motorcycle accidents, however, decreased in 2012. There were 10 motorcycle deaths in 2011 versus 2012’s six deaths.
We blogged earlier about some of these fatal motorcycle accidents, including:
- The July 24 accident that killed Colorado Springs police officer Matt Tyner who died when an SUV collided with his motorcycle
- In mid-September, Kevin Michael Marinec died when a driver who did not have the right of way crossed in front of him
- An man who died when he crashed into a retaining wall
- A man who caused a fatal motorcycle crash when he attempted an illegal pass on the highway
Make sure to keep an eye open for motorcycles this year, especially around May and June when Colorado riders take their bikes back on the road. By avoiding distractions and looking twice for motorcycles before turning or merging, we can make 2013 a better year for traffic accidents.
If negligence played a role in a serious motorcycle accident, call us. We can investigate your accident, find out who was most responsible and hold those parties accountable for their actions. Call (866) 377-3800 today to schedule a free consultation with our attorneys.
Metier Law Firm, LLC – Wyoming and Colorado accident lawyers