Elderly Woman Fatally Struck by Car in Boulder County, Colorado
Accidents can happen anywhere; and sometimes the accidents that occur in the least likely places can have the most potential for disaster. Take the recent fatality on Lookout Rd. in Boulder County, Colorado — an area where a lone church is the only nearby and visible building.
Scott Rochat, a reporter for The Longmont Times-Call, has the details:
Dorothy M. Hoffins had parked her own car on the west side of North 79th and was trying to cross Lookout to post yard sale signs on the south side of the road, according to Trooper Heather Cobler of the Colorado State Patrol. As Huffins crossed the road heading south, she was hit by an eastbound Nissan Maxima driven by Kathryn Wulliman, 27, of Westminster.
Ms. Hoffins was pronounced dead at the scene.
The police are looking into the cause of the accident, and appear to have already ruled out two of the most common reasons. Randy Barbour at Colorado’s 9News reports the following:
According to the state patrol, it does not appear that excessive speed or alcohol were factors in the crash, but they are looking into whether Wulliman might have been distracted at the time of the accident.
If it’s determined that reckless driving played a role in the accident, then we may not being seeing Ms. Wulliman behind the wheel much longer. As I recently wrote, Colorado just passed Senate Bill 204, increasing the penalties for careless driving to a full 12 point violation, which results in mandatory confiscation of your license. The bill also stiffens penalties for reckless driving that results in a fatal car accident to be on par with DUI and hit-and-run offenses.