Traffic fatalities in Colorado Springs are on pace to set another record for the year. The number of deadly accidents just reached 35. The number was 27 a year ago at this time. The record of 39 in a year was set last year.
Breaking down the total; 19 of the fatalities involved motor vehicles, six included motorcycles, three were people on bicycles, and then seven were pedestrians hit by cars.
“The real frustration is when you go to a traffic accident and you see that it could’ve been avoided,” said Sergeant Mark Chacon with Colorado Springs Police Department. Prevention pros want the number out there to raise awareness. They say the common term “accident” is not accurate. “They can all be prevented,” said Maile Gray with Drive Smart Colorado.