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February 2015 Archives

Spinal fracture causes, types and symptoms

In Colorado and elsewhere, car collisions and other violent traumas can cause a spinal fracture. A fracture of the spine occurs most often in the mid and lower back, but it may fracture at their connection, called the thoracolumbar junction. Extreme energy is usually required to cause these injuries, such as a car collision or a high fall. A weakened vertebra may also fracture due to osteoporosis or other medical conditions.

Colorado bicyclist injured in hit-and-run

A 40-year-old Fort Collins man planning to compete in the Boulder Ironman triathlon was the victim of an accident on June 14, 2014. The collision, which occurred in Loveland at the intersection of North Taft Avenue and 29th Street, occurred when a 72-year-old woman from Iowa driving a white Mazda turned in front of the bicyclist. An app on the man's smartphone indicated he was riding at approximately 26 mph just before colliding with the car. He was traveling in the bike lane, and the traffic light was green, according to reports.

Toyota ordered to pay after fatal crash

Colorado residents may be interested to hear that Toyota has been found 60 percent at fault for a 2006 fatal car crash. The man who caused the crash said that his 1996 Toyota Camry accelerated on its own and would not stop before slamming into the rear of another vehicle. As a result of the collision, the man driving the other vehicle and his 9-year-old son were killed.

Problems tracking down defective tires may cause accidents

Some Colorado residents who were involved in a car accident may suspect that faulty tires caused their vehicle or someone else's vehicle to crash and injure them. Tire-related accidents account for about 11,000 car accidents each year, injuring more than 6,300 people.

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