Colorado residents will likely not be surprised to learn that 40 percent of teens admit to sending or receiving text messages while behind the wheel, but they may be concerned about some other risky behavior that younger drivers have engaged in. A study published in the Journal of Transportation Safety and Security on March 16 reveals that teens admit to activities such as changing clothes, completing homework and putting on makeup while driving.
A fatal two-car motor vehicle accident on the night of March 6 in central Aurora left one man dead and another with minor injuries. Investigators believe that alcohol may have played a significant role in causing the deadly crash.
One person was killed and two more injured in a head-on collision near Penrose in Southern Colorado on Feb. 24. One of the vehicles involved in the crash ended up in flames after the collision.
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 State Patrol troopers were investigating a wrong-way crash that occurred on August 8 in the HOV lanes of Interstate 25 at 62nd Avenue. Authorities received a call about a wrong-way driver but were not able to stop the accident, which happened at 12:41 p.m. A woman driving a Jeep Liberty south in the northbound HOV lanes hit a sedan head-on. Both drivers suffered serious injuries and were taken to Denver Health Medical Center. Impairment from drugs was being investigated as a possible contributor to the incident.
A 48-year-old man was fatally injured on June 24 when his motorcycle was allegedly struck by a jeep in Colorado Springs. The motor vehicle accident on Research Parkway occurred at about 4:50 p.m. near Chapel Hills Drive.
On June 21, at approximately 7:25 a.m., a fatal accident took place on Interstate 25 near Walsenburg, Colorado. Authorities report that a woman fell asleep at the wheel and crashed into another vehicle. The accident left one dead and two others injured.
Colorado native and Olympic swimmer, Amy Van Dyken, made history at the 1996 Olympic Games when she won four gold medals. Four years later, she added two more gold medals to her collection. While known for her strong Olympian body, the 41-year-old was recently involved in a serious accident that resulted in her suffering a severe spinal cord injury.
The human brain is a vital and complex organ that serves as the body’s control center. Not only is the human brain responsible for regulating all bodily processes, but parts of the brain control emotions and personality traits as well as the ability to learn, retain and process information. It's not surprising; therefore, that an injury to the brain can have serious consequences and result in an individual suffering devastating and life-altering injuries.