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February 2014 Archives

Fatal injuries due to hit-and-runs are on the rise in Colorado

From 2008 through 2012, hit-and-run drivers killed 104 people. Fortunately, only three of those fatalities were children under the age of 10. Most of those fatal injuries were to bicycle riders and pedestrians. In 2012 alone, 34 people lost their lives in these accidents. That number is almost twice the number killed in 2011, which saw 18 people parish at the hands of drivers who did not remain at the scene or render aid to the victims.

29 Colorado State troopers suffer injuries within a year

Police officers put their lives on the line every day in the service of their communities. They know that every time they put on their uniforms, their lives are at risk. The least of their worries should be whether they will suffer injuries when pulling over a vehicle on the side of the highway.

Car crashes no longer top cause of spinal cord injuries

The number of older people in the county, including Colorado, is on the rise. As such, spinal cord injuries suffered due to falls has surpassed car crashes. The percentage of these injuries suffered by individuals in auto accidents was 35.5 percent from 2007 to 2009. During that same period, 41.5 percent of all spinal cord injuries were due to falls.

Driver sought in bike accident that killed Fort Collins man

A hit-and-run driver recently killed a Fort Collins man who was taking a weekend bike ride. The Colorado State Patrol is asking for the public's help in locating the vehicle and driver responsible for this fatal bike accident. Police believe the vehicle is silver in color and sustained damage to its right side and possibly its windshield.

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