Enjoying Colorado via motorcycle is a pastime of many across the state. The beautiful scenery, winding highways, and changing seasons make the Centennial State a prime destination for motorcyclists.
Unfortunately, motorcycle accidents can drastically change one’s outlook on roadway safety.
Monument Hill, Colorado, Motorcycle Crash
On Sept. 1, 2015, Colorado State Troopers investigated a fatal crash between a motorcycle and semi, according to CBS4. The crash, reported just before 6 a.m. on I-25 on Monument Hill, left northbound lanes of I-25 partially closed for over three hours.
While the driver of the semi was, thankfully, uninjured, the motorcyclist was, sadly, killed in the crash.
Troopers investigated the scene of the crash for over three hours before reopening all lanes just south of the El Paso-Douglas County line.
Motorcycle Accident Injuries In Colorado
In 2013, accidents took the lives over 4,300 motorcyclists, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and the Highway Loss Data Institute. 38 percent of riders killed were not wearing a helmet.
1,281 of those fatalities involved cruisers or standard motorcycles, the most out of any type. Next were supersport motorcycles with 945 fatalities in the U.S. in 2013.
Questions About Motorcycle Accidents In CO?
If you would like to learn more about motorcycle accidents in Colorado, contact an experienced attorney at The Law Offices of Dianne L. Sawaya LLC. Our team can address your concerns and give you the guidance you need.
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