Factors That Can Lead to Multi Car Accidents in Colorado
On Friday, September 13, 2019, a multi-car accident occurred and blocked three of the four lanes on northbound I-25 at Fillmore Street in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The car crash involved multiple vehicles and a big truck. It backed traffic up on northbound I-25 down to Nevada Avenue and southbound I-25 just after North Academy Boulevard. The speed limit on I-25 near the Fillmore Street exit is 65 mph.
Many factors can lead to multiple vehicles being involved in one auto accident. These factors can include, but are not limited to:
- Distracted driving
- Drinking and driving
- Driving while impaired
- Road rage
- Following too closely or tailgating
Colorado Revised Statute 42-4-1008 states that the driver of a motor vehicle shall not follow another vehicle more closely than is reasonable and prudent, having due regard for the speed of such vehicle and the traffic upon and the condition of the highway. So, based on Colorado law, it is important that drivers are aware of and follow posted speed limits. Further, Colorado drivers should pay attention to traffic patterns and road conditions when they are driving. Speed, traffic patterns, and road conditions can all play a part in causing multi-car accidents.
Multi-car accidents can be more complicated than just a two-vehicle rear end car accident. One way it is more complicated is due to the number of drivers involved in the accident. The more people involved in a car crash can cause issues when gathering information at the time of the accident or right after the accident. Also, the more parties involved can create questions of fault or liability. Having an experienced personal injury attorney analyze the specific case facts of a multi-car accident is an excellent way to help determine fault.
If you have been injured in a multi-car accident, it is important to know your rights. The personal injury lawyers at Springs Law Group offer a free consultation to help you sort through the facts, walk you through the process, and listen to your story.