A Colorado teen is in the hospital after being knocked off of a bicycle on July 16. As is often the case with bicycle accidents, the 17-year-old suffered head trauma when he or she was hit by a car. The teen's current condition and prognosis are not known.
It is important to remember those who have passed away in a local community, especially the young ones who were not able to live out their lives to their full potential. One community in Colorado is doing just that by creating a memorial sign to remember a graduate student who was killed as he was walking across a street with his bicycle, close to the university he used to attend. This is just one of many bicycle accidents caused by collisions with motor vehicles. Unfortunately, this one resulted in the death of a young man with a promising future.
In early Aug. 2012, a bicyclist riding alone in the Roaring Fork Valley fell on Highway 82 and broke his hand. The avid cyclist is retired and was visiting Colorado on vacation at the time. When unexpected and unmarked road conditions exist, bicycle accidents can result in serious injury. In this instance, the injured cyclist has filed a personal injury lawsuit making that claim.
We never know with certainly when our lives are about to change. Sometimes, change takes place because of our poor decisions, and other times the change is the result of someone else's poor decisions. Bicycle accidents in Colorado are a matter of public concern, and bikes have every right to share the roadways with larger, enclosed vehicles. When a collision occurs, however, it is typically the bicyclist who fares the worst, simply due to the lack of protection against a larger vehicle. A recent collision in Sedgwick County between a bicycle and a semi underscores the point.
In a recent hit and run accident in Colorado, a woman was being held in lieu of $15,000 bail in relation to charges stemming from an accident that claimed the life of a cyclist. Bicycle accidents are typically more severe than accidents between motor vehicles, even if the cyclist is wearing a helmet. The woman is being charged with vehicular homicide and hit and run causing death.
Accidents between bicycle riders and vehicles often have devastating consequences for the bicyclist. Bicycle accidents are on the rise, and a recent one proved fatal for a Colorado man. The man was struck while riding his bicycle on Two Rivers Parkway near Weld County Road 396 in May. He was riding on the road shoulder, traveling south on his bike.
There is nothing as freeing as the innocence of childhood where an imagination and a bike can take you out of Colorado and soaring into uncharted territory. One 11-year-old little girl from Fort Collins, Colorado, was out riding her bike this past month when she was quickly shocked back into reality from her leisurely ride when she became the victim of a bicycle accident.