Who Causes Accidents More Often, Cyclists or Motorists?

Everyone in America has a responsibility to share the road. This means motorists, bikers, cyclists, and pedestrians all have to learn to get along. Yet, each year thousands of bicyclists are injured and killed in motor vehicle accidents on the road. Motor vehicle drivers are quick to point the finger, citing lack of bicycle safety or riding in the middle of the lane. Bicyclists, on the other hand, are quick to point out that motor vehicle drivers...

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What is the Financial Impact of a Loss of Limb?

Car and motorcycle accidents often occur at lightening speeds and with little warning. The impact from those crashes can leave victims with crushed and broken hands, arms, legs, and feet. While orthopedic surgeons and physicians are usually able repair the majority of broken bones and limbs, there are times when complications and even infections can interfere with the healing process. When this occurs, it may be necessary to remove the injured...

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Traumatic Spinal Cord Injuries on the Rise

Spinal cord injuries are on the rise, due in large part to an increase in elderly accidents€”particularly slip and falls. John Hopkins researchers studied over 43,000 adults who were treated for spinal cord injuries between 2007 and 2009. They found that elderly victims over the age of 65 experienced an increase in spinal cord injuries. In 2007, there were 79.4 injuries per million; in 2009, that number had climbed to 87.7. Over that same 3 year...

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Driver Arrested In Connection With The Death Of A Cyclist

  The driver arrested in connection with the death of a cyclist in Lyons has publicly criticized bicyclists, according to the Denver Post. As the Lyons Planning and Community Development Commission held town meetings concerning bike lanes on local streets, Patrick Ward occasionally appeared to make comments about cyclists €œdisobeying signage and traffic lights€ as well as saying that €œThese people don’t belong in Lyons.€ Ward was...

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Fatal Pedestrian Accident in Grand Junction

When walking at night it is always important to be hyper aware of other vehicles on the road. Many times you may see a car before they see you. 9News reported that a man crossing a dark street was struck and killed in Grand Junction. The police report from the Colorado State Patrol stated the man was hit by a man driving a Chevrolet Uplander van eastbound on Broadway. The driver of the van was headed toward Greenwood Drive when he struck the older...

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Man Hit Walking In Front Of RTD Bus

The Denver Post reported an accident where an RTD Bus hit a pedestrian. The bus that hit him was the 15 Limited and was turning left from southbound Broadway onto East Colfax Ave. The eyewitness said that he was an arm’s reach away from the man when the accident happened. The witness said that the man had waited for a car in front of the bus to pass, then he stepped out in front of the on coming RTD Bus. The witness insisted that the pedestrian...

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