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Patricia M. Jarzobski

Car accidents: 2 injured in Colorado

Two people have been injured in a serious car accident that police believe may have been predicated by drunk driving, according to local sources. Colorado authorities responded to the crash that took place the evening of Jan. 7. As with a troubling number of car accidents, police believe both speed and alcohol could have been contributing factors to the crash, but for the moment, no charges have been filed. 

According to the accident report, around 5:20 p.m. police responded to a crash on South Academy Boulevard in Colorado Springs. It appears a vehicle was traveling southbound when a northbound vehicle attempted to negotiate a left-hand turn. As a result, the southbound vehicle struck the northbound vehicle, causing major damage to both cars. 

Car accidents: Fatal crash claims life in Colorado

Police responded to a two-vehicle crash that claimed one life on U.S. 160 on the afternoon of Dec. 31. The Colorado State Patrol has confirmed that the accident, like most fatal car accidents, is still under investigation by accident specialists. For the moment, no charges have been filed against anyone involved, but the investigation may turn up cause for criminal charges at a later time. 

According to the limited information available in the report, it appears that around 1 p.m., the accident involved a pickup truck driven by a Colorado resident and a sedan with plates from Arizona. The accident took place about four miles south of Cortez on U.S. 160/491. The details of the crash have not been reported at this time, but it has been confirmed that a male occupant of the sedan suffered major injuries and was killed in the crash. That individual has not been identified pending notification of next-of-kin. 

Car accidents: Driver accused of causing crash faces charges

A man is facing misdemeanor charges following a car accident police say he caused back in October. The 24-year-old Colorado resident is accused of causing a fatal crash on Colorado Highway 6 on Oct. 3. A total of seven people were involved in the accident. However, as with many car accidents, a cause for this crash has yet to be fully determined, and police are still speaking with witnesses to determine the cause. 

According to the report, it appears the 24-year-old man was transporting two individuals in his truck when the accident occurred. Summit Fire personnel responded to the accident, which happened around 6:50 a.m. and involved two vehicles -- the driver's pickup truck and a second pickup coming the opposite way. Police say it appears the man's truck crossed the median into the westbound lanes, precipitating the head-on collision. 

Anesthesia complication leads to brain injury for Colorado girl

Every day, thousands of individuals undergo surgical procedures. While some of these procedures are necessary for the Colorado resident to maintain quality of life, many of them are considered elective and performed for minor or even cosmetic reasons. The individual undergoing elect surgery does know that there are risks involved; however, the possibility of such surgery leading to brain injury often does not seem to be a realistic concern.

Prior to surgery, some form of anesthesia is generally administered. For one Colorado woman, this is the point at which the unthinkable happened. This 18-year-old young lady elected to have breast augmentation surgery to alter her appearance and self-image. However, instead of the result she was anticipating, something went wrong while the anesthesia was being administered.

Car accidents: 3 dead in Colorado Springs

Three people have died as a result of a three-car collision in El Paso County, according to local and state sources. Colorado State Patrol has confirmed the deaths of three people as well as three others who were injured. The driver believed to be responsible for the crash was also killed in the collision, so criminal charges are not forthcoming. As with most car accidents, this one is still under investigation. 

According to police records, around 3 p.m. the afternoon of Nov. 16, an SUV driven by a 75-year-old woman and carrying two passengers reportedly ran a stop sign at an intersection in El Paso County, causing a collision with a pickup truck and another SUV. The driver and the two passengers, a 58-year-old man and a 57-year-old woman, were all killed in the crash. It is unclear whether they died on the scene or later at the hospital. 

Car accidents: 2 injured in Colorado crash

Two people were hurt when their vehicle reportedly left the road and crashed down an embankment, according to local sources. Colorado State Patrol confirmed the crash but have not identified either individual. No charges have been filed, but as with most car accidents, an investigation into the particulars of this crash is still underway. 

According to a spokesperson for state patrol, around 3:46 a.m. the morning of Nov. 9, police were notified of a crash on the side of U.S. 160. When they arrived, they found a single vehicle had left the road for reasons unknown and crashed some 300 to 400 feet down an embankment. Both individuals, a 49-year-old male driver and a 41-year-old female passenger, survived the crash, possibly due in part to the fact that both were wearing seat belts. 

Car accidents: 1 hurt in hit and run

An individual whose identity was initially withheld has been badly hurt following what police are calling a hit-and-run accident in Colorado Springs. Police responded to the crash, which occurred in the early morning of Nov. 28. The driver has since been taken into custody, but as with most car accidents of this type, the investigation is ongoing. 

According to the preliminary investigation, it appears a pedestrian was attempting to cross Oro Blanco Drive around 2 a.m. when a southbound vehicle struck this person. The individual, whose identity has not been released to the public, was reportedly badly injured and was rushed to the hospital in critical condition. Thankfully, the individual is expected to survive. 

Car accidents: 3 dead in Colorado

Three people are died after a two-car crash in Colorado Springs, where authorities are now considering adding safety upgrades to the intersection where the accident took place. The Colorado State Patrol confirmed the deaths in a collision described as "extremely violent" and taking place at high speeds. An investigation is underway, but as with many car accidents, it will take time to confirm the cause of the crash. 

According to the report, it appears an SUV carrying three people was traveling in the vicinity of Marksheffel and Space Village when the driver may have run a stop sign. This led to the SUV being broadsided by a pickup truck with such force that both vehicles were pushed into the southbound lane. Both vehicles were subsequently hit at a much lower rate of speed by a second SUV. All three people in the SUV, including the 75-year-old woman who was driving, were killed in the impact. 

Car accidents: 2 hurt in Colorado

An accident on Wolf Creek Pass has sent two people to a local hospital, according to authorities. Colorado State Patrol responded to the single-car crash in the early morning of Nov. 9, wherein a driver and passenger were both hurt. Car accidents of this type typically require careful investigation to determine their cause, and Colorado State Patrol is currently conducting such an inquiry at this time. 

Very little information was available as of this report, but it has been confirmed that police responded to the accident around 3:46 a.m. Officers went to the site of the accident on US. 160 in southwest Colorado, where they found a single vehicle had left the road for reasons unknown. It appears the vehicle had driven off the side of an embankment and traveled down between 300 and 400 feet before coming to rest. 

Car accidents: High school student dies in crash

An accident in Delta County has killed a senior from a local high school, according to local law enforcement. Colorado authorities confirmed the death of an unidentified student after an accident in Peach Valley. When the victims of car accidents are under the age of majority, their names are withheld from publication until next-of-kin can be notified, as is the case here. The police investigation is still underway at this time. 

No information about the nature of the accident was provided in the report, other than to say it took place around 9:15 p.m. the evening of Nov. 9. There is no word as to how many cars were involved or what predicated the accident. However, it has been confirmed that two current students at Delta High School, as well as two recent graduates, were all involved. 

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