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Patricia M. Jarzobski

Motorcycle accidents: at least 1 badly hurt in Colorado

Investigators in Colorado Springs say they believe street racing may have played a role in an accident that seriously injured at least one person. Colorado authorities have not filed charges as of this report, but as with many motorcycle accidents, their investigation may be treated as a criminal one, depending on the information they gather. The accident is said to have taken place the morning of Oct. 14. 

Very few details are currently available about the nature of the accident, but police believe the unidentified motorcyclist may have been engaged in street racing when the accident happened. The motorcycle was heading west in the eastbound lane when it struck another vehicle. The other car was attempting to execute a U-turn at the time of the impact. 

Wrongful death lawsuit possible in bicyclist death

A 30-year-old man is dead following a collision with a police cruiser, according to local sources. Colorado Springs Police have yet to issue an official statement, but it has been confirmed the unidentified motorcyclist lost his life in the crash. So far, no criminal charges have been filed, but the family of the deceased man may choose to assess the viability of filing a wrongful death claim in civil court. 

The accident report is incomplete at the time of this report, but it places the time of the accident at approximately 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 24 at an intersection with traffic lights in Colorado Springs. Apparently, an unmarked police cruiser was traveling at just below the 45 mph speed limit on the road. Somehow, the cruiser collided with a bicyclist in the intersection. The officer driving was not responding to an emergency call at the time of the accident. 

Car accidents: Colorado state trooper injured

A state trooper was involved in a serious collision on Sept. 26, causing her to be rushed to the hospital. The Colorado State Patrol vehicle was badly damaged in the crash, which has not yet been explained to police satisfaction. Though no charges have been filed, as with most car accidents of this type, the investigation will continue. 

According to the police report, the accident took place around 3 p.m. just off Colorado 119 near Boulder. Police say there were two vehicles involved, but did not provide specific details of the car accident. Photos provided in the report indicate the officer's squad car was struck from behind with enough force to nearly tear off the trunk of the vehicle.

Car accidents: Colorado accident kills 1

A serious accident in Boulder has led to at least one death, according to local authorities. Colorado State Patrol, which typically responds to car accidents on major highways, was on the scene of this crash, which took place the afternoon of Sept. 18. Police say they have not filed charges against any of the four drivers involved in the accident at this time, but the investigation is ongoing. 

According to the limited accident report made available by police, the accident occurred on Highway 93 near the Flatirons Vista Trailhead. Around 4:13 p.m. four vehicles became involved in a crash that set a nearby grass field on fire. It is not known at this time which of the vehicles caught fire, leading to the subsequent grass fire. 

Car accidents: Fatal crash blamed on deceased driver

Police were on the scene following a serious accident in Thornton. Colorado authorities responded to the four-vehicle crash on the afternoon of Sept. 14. As with most car accidents, local and state police are conducting a thorough investigation into the cause of the crash. 

Witnesses say they heard a loud bang and saw a vehicle crash through a fence. The accident was severe enough to cause serious delays for commuters in afternoon traffic. The injured person, a woman who was driving one of the vehicles involved, suffered injuries described as "severe" and was rushed to a local hospital. Medical personnel on the scene also tried to save the life of a second driver, an unidentified man, who was also rushed to a hospital in critical condition. He was later pronounced dead. 

Victims of car accidents may pursue litigation

Judging by news reports in the past year, the number of vehicle crashes seems to be on the rise. Many car accidents happen because of driver negligence, whether from substance impairment, some type of distraction or from being in too big a hurry. One recent Colorado accident resulted in the deaths of three people.

Reported to be in their 70s, a couple were headed north in their Honda mini-van when a Jeep collided with them as they went through an intersection. There was no mention of a stop sign or traffic light being ignored as the reason for the crash. The report did state the eastbound lanes narrow from two lanes to one at the point of the incident.

Car accidents: single-car crash in Colorado Springs

Police are still collecting evidence in the tragic case of a single-car crash that led to a fatality in Colorado Springs. Colorado authorities say the cause of the accident has yet to be determined, but as with most car accidents, the investigation will continue until a cause has been found. The driver, in the meantime, is reportedly facing charges. 

Details about the crash are still incomplete, but it has been confirmed that a single vehicle crashed early on the morning of Aug. 31. Two people were inside the vehicle when it crashed for reasons that have yet to be determined. The driver survived, but the passenger was pronounced dead. It is unclear whether the passenger was taken to a hospital or whether he/she died on the scene. 

Motorcycle accidents: 2 hurt in Colorado

Two people were injured in an accident involving a car and a motorcycle, according to an officer on the scene. Motorcycle accidents can be particularly dangerous to the rider, since a bike provides nowhere near the protection of a car. In this case, Colorado authorities are still trying to determine the cause of the accident. 

An officer was nearby the crash site in El Paso County near Highway 85 around 9 p.m. the night of Sept 2. That officer has confirmed that a car and a motorcycle collided in the northbound lanes. The identities of the two injured parties were not publicly revealed, so it is unclear whether the motorcyclist was among those injured. However, two people were taken to a local hospital by medical authorities. Their conditions are unknown. 

Car accidents: Multi-vehicle crash sends 2 to hospital

Two people have been hospitalized following a multi-vehicle crash in Wheat Ridge. Colorado police were called to the scene the morning of Aug. 30 where two passenger vehicles and a bus had apparently collided. As with most car accidents, the ongoing investigation is attempting to ascertain a cause for the crash. 

According to preliminary reports, a driver police believe may have been intoxicated was operating an SUV headed westbound. Apparently, this driver ran a red light and entered an intersection, where the SUV collided with a bus. The force of the impact shifted the trajectory of the bus, causing it to crash into a third vehicle. The driver of the bus and the two passengers aboard were checked on site by medical personnel but declined to go to the hospital. 

Car accidents: one dead in Colorado Springs

A serious accident has claimed one life and sent two other people to the hospital, sources have confirmed. Colorado Springs police, who have handled multiple fatal car accidents so far this year, were on the scene of the crash. They have not filed charges against the driver as of this report.

The accident report is incomplete at this time, but it has been confirmed that, at approximately 4:25 p.m. the afternoon of Aug. 16, a westbound SUV driven by an unidentified person crashed into a truck on the driver's side. The force of the impact killed the driver of the truck, whose identity has not been released, pending notification of next-of-kin. Two passengers in the crashed vehicle were taken to a local hospital with injuries described as minor.

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