The Colorado State Patrol recently responded to a call regarding an accident in the westbound lanes of Interstate 70. The section of the interstate where the car crash took place was shut down while troopers conducted their preliminary investigation into the single-car accident. During that time, emergency personnel transported one passenger and the driver to an area hospital.
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.
Winter weather has wreaked havoc all over the country since the beginning of the year. Even with forewarning from meteorologists, hazardous conditions can develop too rapidly for drivers to get off the roads. This may have contributed, at least in part, to the numerous injuries and one death that occurred as the result of a massive accident on Colorado's Interstate 25.
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.
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.