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Drunk Drivers Continue to Cause Serious Car Crash Injuries Nationwide

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Larimer County drunk driving car accident attorneyA few short weeks ago, the negligence of a drunk driver led to a two-vehicle car crash near Colorado Springs. The accident occurred when the 44-year-old drunk driver drifted off the road and collided with a parked car. The driver only suffered minor injuries, but a 21-month-old was ejected out of the other vehicle and narrowly avoided fatal injuries. After attempting to flee from the scene on foot, the drunk driver was ultimately caught by several witnesses and was later taken into police custody. 

While the accident did not result in any fatal injuries, it was a sobering reminder of the terrible impact of drunk driving. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 10,497 Americans were killed due to drunk drivers in 2016 alone. If you or a loved one are injured in a car accident caused by a drunk driver, finding quality legal representation can make all the difference in ensuring a healthy financial future for your family. 

Drunk Driving Nationwide 

Despite ongoing efforts by law enforcement officials and highway safety organizations to limit the number of drunk drivers on the road, inebriated driving continues to be a safety crisis throughout the United States. Studies conducted by the CDC found that drunk driving accounts for around 30% of all traffic fatalities nationwide. An alarming one million American drivers were arrested on DUI charges in 2016. Despite the potential loss of life and the harsh legal penalties that they may face, millions of Americans elect to drive under the influence each year. 

Drunk Driving in Colorado 

Unfortunately, the recent incident in Colorado Springs is not an anomaly here in the state of Colorado. Throughout the state, nearly 60 people are arrested for driving while intoxicated on a daily basis. Even more concerning is the sheer number of fatal injuries caused by drunk driving. According to the CDC, In the nine year span between 2003 and 2012, 1,709 people were killed in drunk driving accidents throughout the state of Colorado. 

Meet With a Ft. Collins Drunk Driving Accident Lawyer 

A car crash injury can have serious consequences for a family. Even minor injuries can result in costly medical bills, expensive physical therapy, and prolonged post-traumatic stress. At Hoggatt Law Office, P.C., our legal team has spent years helping victims of motor vehicle accidents receive compensation for injuries caused by negligent drivers. To set up a free consultation with a knowledgeable Boulder County personal injury attorney, call us today at 970-225-2190. 

Sources:

https://www.cdc.gov/motorvehiclesafety/impaired_driving/impaired-drv_factsheet.html

https://www.kktv.com/content/news/Child-injured-in-serious-crash-in-Old-Colorado-City-494702481.html

https://www.cdc.gov/motorvehiclesafety/pdf/impaired_driving/Drunk_Driving_in_CO.pdf

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