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Colorado’s Deadliest Road Is….

Published: September 22, 2021 009 10:00 am

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country road that needs fixing | Colorado’s Deadliest RoadColorado has its fair share of dangerous and deadly roadways. For example, I-70 spans nearly 450 miles across the state and sees hundreds of car, motorcycle, and trucking accidents a year. Pikes Peak Highway winds through the Colorado mountains and can be one of the scariest mountain passes to navigate. As such, Colorado drivers must use extra caution when traveling on many of the Mile-High State’s roads. 

But what is considered Colorado’s deadliest road? Is it located in a city like Denver, or is it a rural mountain pass? The answer may surprise you!

One study recently examined NHTSA crash data from 2008 to 2017 to determine the most dangerous roads in every state.  

In Colorado, U.S. 160 won the top spot as the deadliest road in the state. Every year, this stretch of road is the site of more than 11 fatal accidents a year. U.S. Route 160 enters Colorado at the New Mexico state line near Four Corners Monument. It runs east and west through the southern part of Colorado and sees thousands of travelers a day. 

While U.S. 160 may be the deadliest road in Colorado. Other roads and freeways in the state are also dangerous. While catastrophic accidents are common on busy highways and freeways like I-70 and I-25, some of the most treacherous roads wind through the beautiful mountains across the state. Here are just a few of the more dangerous roads in Colorado:

  • Pikes Peak Highway
  • Loveland Pass – Hwy 6
  • Independence Pass
  • Hwy 550 – Million Dollar Highway
  • Mount Evans Scenic Byway
  • Monarch Pass

Colorado Car Accidents are Deadly

According to the Colorado Department of Transportation, motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of deaths in Colorado. Since 2011, the number of car accident fatalities has continued to rise. Colorado’s fatalities per vehicle miles traveled increased five percent in the last year along. In 2017, nearly 650 people died on Colorado roadways. 

Colorado’s urban areas saw car accident deaths increase by nearly 8 percent in recent years. In rural area, the number of car accident fatalities increased by four percent. 

Speeding is a major contributing factor in 35 percent of all car accident fatalities in Colorado. In addition to speeding, alcohol and distracted driving play a large role in many of the serious and deadly car accidents. 

What to Do If You’ve Been in a Colorado Car Accident?

Gold Law FirmUnfortunately, car accidents occur on every road in Colorado. If you suffer an injury in a car accident, you need someone on your side from the very start. 

The first thing you should do is seek medical help. You need to protect yourself and your future, and that starts by treating your injuries, no matter how small. A medical treatment record is also an important part of seeking damages after an accident. You deserve to obtain compensation for your medical bills and for all the pain and suffering you endured. 

Once you’ve seen a medical professional, the next best thing you can do is to contact an attorney. Your time is better spent rebuilding your life after a serious car accident. Your attorney will be able to handle the legal aspects of your case from start to finish. Your car accident lawyer will be able to gather evidence, investigate the accident scene, identify liable parties, and negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf. 

After a serious car accident in Colorado, call the attorneys at the Gold Law Firm. You deserve to explore all your legal options. Our attorneys have decades of combined experience helping injured Denver accident victims and their families. Contact attorney Greg Gold today for a free consultation at (303) 694-4653, or by filling out the contact form on this page.

The Gold Law firm serves the survivors and families of personal injury, car accidents, sexual assault, and insurance disputes throughout the state of Colorado, including Castle Pines, Denver, Akron, Brush, Byers, Fort Morgan, Greeley, Holyoke, Strasburg, Weldona, Wiggins, and Yuma.

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