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Reckless driving leads to multiple accidents | Doehling Law

In Colorado, the recent snow has caused a number of issues on the roads. Living there, you know that getting into a car can be dangerous when ice and snow are coming down, but many people still don't have a choice and must go to work or other activities. It's vital to be aware of your surroundings, or you could end up like these officers.

Two Colorado State Patrol vehicles were caught up in the car crashes on Interstate 25 along with a Douglas County Sheriff's deputy cruiser; the road conditions had worsened, making it difficult for vehicles to stay on the roads.The first accident of the day was reported at 7:19 a.m. on Dec. 29; at that time, a trooper and a deputy had to be taken to Castle Rock Adventist for the treatment of minor injuries. The officers were hurt following a reckless act by a driver who triggered the crash. That driver is now facing a charge of careless driving resulting in injury.

What happened? An investigation into the crash has shown that the three vehicles had been involved in a crash, but the two injured people were outside their vehicles when the crash happened. The patrol car hit the trooper and deputy, but they were able to use their hands to push the vehicle away from them as it slid.

Another accident also took place at around 9:30 a.m. During that accident, a driver lost control and struck a patrol car. The trooper was inside at the time, and the car was pushed down a 40-foot embankment. Fortunately, the trooper was not seriously injured in that accident.

Source: The Denver Post, "State Troopers, sheriff's deputy hit in I-25 crashes near Castle Rock" Daniel Boniface and Kieran Nicholson, Dec. 29, 2014

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