Traffic Fatalities Up More Than 27% in Colorado Springs

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Crash-related fatalities in Colorado Springs are up by nearly 25% from this time last year.  Officials had hoped to reverse the disturbing upward trend in recent years, but optimism that the reversal will be realized in 2018 is waning. 

Cyclists and pedestrians are among the most vulnerable when involved in automobile crashes and they accounted for one third of the fatalities in our city last year.  Consistent with that trend, Colorado Springs Police confirmed that, as of June 22, 2018, roughly 1/3 of fatalities were comprised of this group.[1] 

The same report showed some other concerning statistics.  Of the fatalities this year through June:

  • Over 1/3 of traffic fatalities were alcohol related;
  • Over 1/3 of traffic fatalities involved a left turning vehicle;
  • 80% of vehicle occupants ejected and killed in crashes didn’t wear seatbelts;
  • 80% of pedestrian fatalities involved illegal street crossings.

There were 27 traffic fatalities in Colorado Springs this time last year: with the most recent casualty on September 10th bringing our current annual total to 37, we have seen an increase in traffic fatalities by more than 27% 

Unfortunately, the statistics show that if you travel in Colorado Springs (and who doesn’t?), you are more likely now than you were in recent years to be injured or killed in a crash.  If you are hurt in a crash in Colorado Springs, don’t let yourself be victimized a second time by dealing with the insurance company without representation: contact the Colorado Springs Injury Attorneys at Rosenbaum & Wootton, P.C. to schedule your complimentary consultation by calling or texting us at 719.634.0102 or by clicking on this link to schedule your FREE INITIAL CONSULTATION.



[1] https://coloradosprings.gov/police-department/article/news/traffic-fatalities-colorado-springs-2018

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