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April 2014 Archives

Single car crash kills passenger, sends driver to the hospital

Most Colorado drivers have exceeded the posted speed limit at one time or another. However, when a driver goes well beyond that speed limit and drives far too fast for the roadway and any prevailing conditions, the possibility of a loss of control increases. At that point, a serious or deadly car crash can occur.

Motorcycle rider unable to avoid collision suffers fatal injuries

A motorcycle rider heading northbound on Colorado Highway 2 was unable to avoid colliding with a car that veered into his lane. He ended up suffering fatal injuries to which he succumbed at an area hospital. The four teenage occupants in the car suffered injuries that varied from minor to critical.

New procedure for spinal cord injuries may let injured walk again

Thousands of people around the country and here in Colorado are involved in accidents every year. Many of these people suffer spinal cord injuries that leave them paralyzed and unable to walk. One new therapy could restore a patient's ability to walk, even if he or she was paralyzed more than two years ago.

Distracted driving causes serious injuries and death in Colorado

This month is Distracted Driving Awareness Month, and the Colorado Department of Transportation is running a campaign to make drivers aware of the dangers of driving while distracted. Being distracted behind the wheel can result in serious or fatal injuries not only to the driver but also to passengers and anyone else on the road. CDOT likens it to wearing a blindfold for roughly five seconds, during which time just about anything can happen.

School trip to Colorado ends in single car accident

What began as an exciting trip to Colorado for the weekend turned into a tragedy. Five students and two adults were headed to the Denver March Powwow on March 24 when the car accident occurred. At first glance, it could have appeared that icy roads were to blame for the accident, but troopers do not believe road conditions were at fault for the crash.

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