Accidents in Falcon are unfortunately more common than many people realize. El Paso County itself has had 70 fatal traffic accidents in 2017 alone, resulting in 77 deaths. This is the highest number of fatalities in the entire state of Colorado. In particular, there are numerous intersections that are considered rather dangerous due to driver error and inattentive driving. In particular, three dangerous intersections in Falcon have been the focus of an article recently published in the New Falcon Herald.
The intersection at Meridian Road and Londonderry Drive, the intersection at Flower Road and Meridian Road, and the intersection at Bent Grass Meadows Drive and Meridian Road. According to the Colorado State Patrol statistics, driver inattention, and failure to yield the right-of-way were the main causes of accidents at all three of those intersections in recent years, but these numbers don’t compare to the accident statistics on all of Colorado’s most dangerous roads and highways.
What makes this intersection so dangerous? According to Falcon residents, there is no turn light at this intersection, allowing vehicles to make a left turn onto Meridian Road. While drivers turning left must yield to all oncoming traffic, this does not occur all the time. As a result, crashes at this intersection have increased steadily since 2013. In 2017, crashes were up 266% from 2013. According to statistics from the Colorado State Patrol, the majority of the accidents at this intersection were related to inattention to driving and failure to yield the right-of-way.
Since 2013, 69.5% of the accidents at Flower and Meridian were caused by failure to yield right-of-way. The number of accidents at this intersection has fluctuated a bit but mostly remained steady throughout the years.
The intersection at Bent Grass Meadows Drive and Meridian Road has seen nearly triple the number of accidents from 2015 to 2017. Failure to yield the right-of-way at this intersection was up 150% and the cause of more than 83% of all accidents at this intersection. To combat the growing number of accidents at this intersection, Falcon is planning to put a traffic signal there.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a car accident in Falcon, Black Forest, or anywhere in the state of Colorado, we can help. At the Rector Stuzynski LLC, our Falcon, CO car accident lawyers have the experience and the resources to build a case that is designed to obtain maximum compensation for our clients. Call us today at 719-578-1106 for a free initial consultation and review of your case.
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