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Vehicular Assault or Homicide Archives

Colorado vehicular homicide suspect turns self in

Anyone who has driven late at night is likely aware of the additional challenges that drivers face. Reduced visibility, for example, may make it difficult to see a person or object in the road in time to properly respond. Unfortunately, Colorado police have now charged a man with vehicular homicide following an incident that left a pedestrian dead.

Colorado driver charged with vehicular homicide

Even the most careful drivers can sometimes overlook a traffic signal. Because a single moment of inattention -- something as simple as looking down to switch on a vehicle's headlights -- can cause a Colorado driver to miss a red light, it is understandable that accidents happen even to drivers who are typically cautious. Unfortunately, a man now finds himself charged with vehicular homicide following a crash that happened earlier in the year.

Teenager faces vehicular homicide charge in Colorado

The loss of a family member is always devastating. A demand for justice following a loss believed to have been caused by another person's negligent or reckless act is understandable. However, in order for there to be a conviction of criminal charges, there must be sufficient evidence to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. It is still unclear to the public at this time what evidence suggests criminal behavior -- specifically allegations of vehicular homicide -- regarding a fatal incident in Colorado.

Driver charged with vehicular assault after Colorado crash

It is sometimes difficult for drivers to react to unexpected changes in traffic. However, even when other circumstances cause an accident, police may still conclude that imparment by alcohol, drugs, even prescribed medications, played a role in the crash and charge the driver with felony vehicular assault resulting from DUI/DUID. In what is unfortunately a regular occurence on a daily basis in Colorado, another driver has been charged with vehicular assault following a recent crash.

Colorado driver accused of vehicular homicide

People react in different ways to being involved in a serious car accident. For some, panic ensues, causing them to react in ways that some may find surprising. Unfortunately, many judgements are made about a person based on one's response to their involvement an accident. Police claim that a man in Colorado is now charged with vehicular homicide and several other charges after they say he caused a fatal crash.

Colorado woman charged with vehicular assault and homicide

Accidents can happen in the blink of an eye. For example, a person can slam on his or her breaks, making it difficult for other drivers to respond in time to avoid a collision. Unfortunately, a woman in Colorado has recently been charged with vehicular assault and vehicular homicide after a crash resulted in one fatality and injuries to two people.

Man charged with vehicular homicide following Colorado crash

There are a variety of ways to legally use the roadways in Colorado. While many drivers are sensitive to and aware of the potential for collisions with motorcyclists and bicyclists in an area, bikes are nevetheless smaller in size that cars and SUVS which often makes them more difficult to see. Every year Colorado drivers are charged with vehicular homicide following crashes with motorcycles.

Plea deal sought in vehicular homicide case

Speed limits, passing lanes and other traffic laws are in place to protect Colorado drivers. Some of these regulations seem trivial on the surface; however, when they are ignored, the results can be devastating. One Colorado man is now facing vehicular homicide and vehicular assault charges in the wake of what appears to be an accident caused by failure to adhere to traffic regulations.

Vehicular assault or homicide conviction has significant penalty

Summer holidays are often an opportunity for friends and family to gather and enjoy time together. Fishing, swimming, boating and other outdoor activities are often on the agenda. Picnic lunches with conversation and alcohol are also often a part of the agenda. Unfortunately, this combination can become a problem if an accident later occurs on a Colorado roadway and someone is injured or killed. When this happens, in addition to DUI charges, the driver can also face vehicular assault or homicide charges.

Vehicular homicide charge results in 12-year prison sentence

In seconds, your life can be altered by the bad decision to drink and drive, and you can find yourself in a hospital bed or jail sell facing criminal charges as a defendant Colorado's criminal justice system. What's worse, the bad decision can result in the loss of someone else's life. Too often a choice to drink and drive ends with the death of an innocent motorist, cyclist or pedestrian and charges of vehicular homicide for the intoxicated driver.