Car accidents around the Denver community are tragic. In a fraction of a second, a normal day for so many people can suddenly become one that is engrained in their memories forever. Drivers, pedestrians, and especially those involved in the crash are hit by a very hard reality—car accidents happen when you least expect them.
Severe Injuries Reported After Denver Fire Hydrant Crash
On Aug. 8, 2015, one person was seriously injured in a two-vehicle accident involving a fire hydrant. The crash, between a car and an SUV, occurred near East 11th Avenue and Syracuse Street in Denver, Colorado.
The cause of the crash has not yet been released, but the accident did shut down northbound Syracuse at 10th street.
The accident occurred at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, just before the evening rush hour commenced.
When Is the Most Dangerous Time to Drive?
With this recent accident in mind, the experienced Denver car accident attorneys at The Law Offices of Dianne L. Sawaya LLC posed this question: when is the most dangerous time to drive during the year?
The answer aligns with the aforementioned fire hydrant crash. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and a recent Forbes article, August is the most dangerous month to be out on the road.
In 2008, the difference between January fatalities and August fatalities was 794.
Because fatal crashes occur in our local communities in “ones and twos,” the total number of fatalities on roadways per day is gut-wrenching; nearly 110 people are killed in U.S. car accidents every day.
95 percent of crashes are caused by human error, sadly. This means a large majority of these accidents are preventable, and those lives lost and injuries suffered could have been avoided.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident in Denver, do not hesitate to contact an experienced personal injury attorney for guidance.
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