Careless Driving 42-4-1401 is defined in Colorado as a person who drives a motor vehicle in a careless and imprudent manner without due regard for the width, grade, curves, corners, traffic, and use of the streets and highways and all other attendant circumstances. It is a misdemeanor traffic offense with more serious penalties if the act results in injury or death to another person. A conviction results in a four points penalty against a Colorado driver's license.
One must always be concerned about restitution and potential collateral consequences when charged with an offense such as this. Just because you are accused doesn't mean you are guilty. Often state troopers, county deputies, or police officers will just charge this when they don't know what happens. Don't fold like a cheap card table if you're faced with such charges.