Man Struck, Killed by Truck on Colorado Interstate
LARKSPUR, CO. – According to an online news report from usnews.com, a man was struck and killed by a truck December 10 on an interstate in Colorado. Few details have been released about the accident at this time.*
Officials say an unidentified man was walking on Interstate 25 South at about 4:15 a.m. on December 10 and was struck by a truck near Larkspur, Colorado. It is not yet clear why the man was walking on the interstate or how the collision occurred. The driver of the truck has not been identified, and no information has been provided about whether the driver will be cited or charged.
The southbound lanes of I-25 were closed for about four hours after the accident, affecting traffic for the morning rush hour near Denver, Colorado. No additional information has been reported at this time.
According to a report from the Governor’s Highway Safety Association, pedestrian fatalities in the United States have been rising at an alarming rate. Pedestrian deaths have risen substantially faster than other types of traffic deaths, increasing by 27 percent from 2007 to 2016. In 2007, pedestrian deaths accounted for 11 percent of all traffic fatalities in the U.S., and by 2016, that figure rose to 16 percent. Pedestrians are dying in higher numbers in traffic accidents today than at any other time in 33 years.
The report provides state-specific data, which shows that in 2016, Colorado had a pedestrian fatality rate of 1.52 per every 100,000 people. New Mexico had the highest pedestrian fatality rate at 3.45 per 100,000, and Nebraska had the lowest rate at 0.68 per 100,000.
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