This is the time of the year that brings masses of visitors to Colorado. Colorado's world-class ski resorts are their destinations, but with more people on the slopes, more accidents occur -- some resulting in catastrophic injuries, such as traumatic brain injury. Statistics show that 14 lives were lost on the ski slopes in Colorado in 2016.
A recent worldwide study has renewed attention in Colorado and across the United States to the dangers of head injuries in children. The study tracked the progress of over a million people who had suffered a brain injury when they were young. These ranged from traumatic injuries to mild concussions. The study found that head injuries occurring when a person is very young may result in serious complications in adulthood.
Denver readers may have heard about a fatal accident that occurred earlier this month in the Bonnie Brae neighborhood involving a mother and her two children. The crash reportedly occurred when a car turned into the family as they were in the middle of a crosswalk.