Archive for the ‘Colorado’ Category

Car Drivers and Motorcyclists Need to Learn to Share the Road

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019

man riding on a motorcycle running on the road with cars | Car Drivers and Motorcyclists Need to Learn to Share the RoadAccording to the Colorado Department of Transportation, motorcycle crashes are up 32% in Colorado since 2011. In 2018, 103 motorcyclists were killed on Colorado roads. Why? Colorado drivers simply don’t always look out for motorcyclists on the road. In addition, the increase in distracted driving has led to an increase in motorcycle accident deaths in recent years. 

All car drivers and motorcyclists need to learn to share the road, in order to prevent serious accidents from occurring. To help combat the rise in motorcycle crashes, the Colorado Highway Patrol operates the Colorado Motorcycle Operator Safety Training Program across the state. 

In order to stay safe on the road this season, however, it is important to know what you can do to share the road.  (more…)

Pueblo Work Accident at Train Yard Results in Fatality

Saturday, June 29th, 2019

train derailment | Pueblo Work Accident at Train Yard Results in FatalityIn May 2019, Pueblo police were called to a fatal industrial accident near Rocla Concrete in Pueblo. According to accounts, workers were attempting to move train cars when another yard worker became stuck between two train cars. The 27-year-old man died as a result of his injuries. Here’s the story of a Pueblo work accident at train yard results in fatality. 

Work-related accidents like this one occur at an alarming rate in Colorado and across the United States. Fortunately, the vast majority of work-related accidents result in non-fatal injuries. In 2017 alone, there were 2.8 million non-fatal workplace injuries and illnesses reported. One-third of those injuries and illnesses resulted in missed time from work for an average of 8 days. Many of these cases, 51,380 injury cases to be exact, also resulted in hospitalization from injuries ranging from overexertion to falls.  (more…)

100 Deadliest Days of Summer are HERE

Tuesday, June 4th, 2019

3 female teenagers riding on a car | 100 Deadliest Days of SummerSummertime is here and with it comes the rush of warm weather, longer days, and more drivers on the road. Whether you’re driving to a vacation or to a family picnic, the summer months are a fun time to spend with family and friends. After all, school is out and so is the sun. Unfortunately, summer also ushers in the “100 Deadliest Days of Summer.” This is the time between Memorial Day and Labor Day and it is the deadliest time of the year for teenage drivers. In fact, nine of the ten deadliest days for teen drivers occur during the summer months. (more…)

Pedestrian Killed in Accident Near Highway 50 in Pueblo

Thursday, April 25th, 2019

boy run over by a car | fatal pedestrian accidentPueblo police officials are investigating a fatal pedestrian accident that occurred near Highway 50 in Pueblo in March. The accident occurred at 9:15 pm on Friday, March 22 near Highway 50 and Club Manor Drive. The victim was wheelchair bound and was attempting to cross the street when they were hit by a vehicle. No details have been released following the fatal accident. (more…)

Insomniac Colorado Truck Driver Charged with Vehicular Homicide

Sunday, March 24th, 2019

truck accident | Colorado Truck Driver Charged with Vehicular HomicideA Colorado truck driver has been charged with vehicular homicide after a fatal trucking accident occured in Rapid City, South Dakota. The 53-year-old driver worked for a Denver-based trucking company called Navajo Express. The trucker crossed the median on Interstate 90 and crashed head-on into a Jeep traveling the opposite direction. The driver of the Jeep was killed. After the crash, the driver admitted to using Ambien, a medication for insomnia, two days before the fatal collision occurred. (more…)

Pueblo Car Accident Risk is Lower than Other Colorado Cities. But There are Still Problems…

Friday, September 28th, 2018

Pueblo and the surrounding metropolitan area are home to more than 160,000 residents. It is the primary city in the Front Range Urban Corridor and nestled beautifully along the Arkansas River and Fountain Creek. Just a quick 112 miles south of Denver, the city is one of the largest steel producers in the United States. It is also one of the least expensive places to live in the entire state and the sixth most affordable place to live in America. Yet, is it also one of the worst places to live in America? (more…)

Keeping Your Child Warm and Safe in Their Car Seat

Tuesday, November 28th, 2017

happy kids in their car seats | Keeping Your Child Warm and Safe in Their Car Seat

Accidents can occur at any time to even the safest driver. If you are involved in a car accident, you want to know that your children are protected as much as possible. That’s why you put them in age appropriate car seats. Yet, in the winter months, keeping your child warm AND safe in their car seat isn’t as easy as you might think, and you may actually be doing something dangerous for your children by leaving them in their comfy coats. (more…)

Unbelted Passengers Can Fatally Injure Others

Wednesday, August 30th, 2017

hand buckling seat belt | Unbelted PassengersNew study determines that a seatbelt can save more than just the life of the person wearing it.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has conducted a study in which it was determined that a driver is two times as apt to be killed in an accident if he or she has an unbelted passenger seated behind them- even if the driver is wearing his or her own seatbelt.

Video of the front crash test shows the test dummy in the rear colliding with the back of the driver’s seat forcefully enough to thrust the driver into the steering wheel just as the airbag is deflating after the point of impact at just 35 mph. (more…)

What to do if you’ve TOTALED Your Car?

Monday, February 27th, 2017

You’ve just been in an accident and your car sustained a lot of damage. How do you know if it is totaled? If you’ve totaled your car, can you keep it and fix it? What will the insurance company give you for your totaled car? (more…)

Slip and Fall Accident – The Homeowner’s Responsibilities

Tuesday, January 31st, 2017

松葉杖を立てかけるHomeowners- like all property owners- have a duty to keep their homes hazard free for visitors. While some accidents cannot be foreseen, others occur because of negligence. If you are injured in a slip and fall accident in someone’s home, you might be able to file a claim against the homeowner’s insurance or pursue a lawsuit to make a recovery for your injuries.

This concept falls under the general legal term of “Premises Liability,” which says that homeowners must maintain their properties in such a way that will keep guests safe. This includes clearing walkways of snow and ice, and securing floor mats and loose cords. (more…)