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Fatal Semi Accident on C-470 and the Lessons of Tire Maintenance

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Right before the Labor-Day weekend, a fatal accident occurred on C-470, involving a semi-truck and a Nissan Pathfinder. The truck was driving on the eastbound lane on C-470 with a full load of sand and dirt. Suddenly the Semi’s left front tire blew out. As a result, the driver lost control, crossed the median, and crashed into the Nissan Pathfinder in the westbound lane. The truck kept going through the concrete shoulder barrier, and off a 30-foot embankment finally stopping on the bike path. When first responders arrived on the scene, both vehicles were engulfed in flames . According to the West...

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Drunken Driving, Speeding Suspected in Fatal Motorcycle Crash in Colorado Springs

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A 35-year-old motorcyclist was killed in Colorado Springs on September 1, following a horrific crash with a pickup truck. A grim reminder of how vulnerable motorcycle riders are to the actions of other motorists on the road — especially if those actions involve alcohol, excessive speed, or other reckless behavior. Colorado Springs police say that Christopher Larkin was headed southbound on North Academy Boulevard when his motorcycle was rear-ended by a pickup truck. While the truck dragged his bike more than 600 feet along Academy, Larkin was thrown into the road and hit by an oncoming minivan. He died at the...

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Protecting Your Rights after A Car Accident

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Consumers have rights. Parents have rights. So do patients and prisoners. And if you happen to be involved in a car accident, you have certain rights, too. If you suffer injuries or property damage as a result of someone else’s carelessness, you have the right to seek compensation for your losses. The process typically involves filing an insurance claim with the responsible party’s insurance company. In many instances, that claim can be settled without having to file a lawsuit or go to court. But regardless of how it’s resolved, here’s some information you should know in order to protect your rights. What...

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How to Feel Better After A Car Accident?

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Car accidents are, unfortunately, all too common in our fast-paced urban society. So common, in fact, that many motorists regard the occasional scrape as a routine annoyance, something to get past as quickly as possible. But an accident can be a life-altering event, endangering not only your commute but your physical health and emotional well-being. Even if the injuries involved seem minor, there are several steps you should take to protect yourself and boost the healing process in the aftermath of a car accident. What to Do After a Car Accident Injury? Assessing the Damage Right after an accident, you may be dealing with...

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Colorado Springs Fatal Accident – Driver Ran a Red Light

June through August is known as the most dangerous time of the year for fatal traffic accidents in Colorado. Unfortunately, the recent accident statistics seem to confirm this as well. On Sunday (8/4), Colorado Springs police are investigating a fatal crash at I-25/Cimarron under the bridge. According to the investigation, a pickup truck Chevy Silverado ran a red light and crashed into another pickup truck, a Dodge Ram pulling a camper. The Chevy driver was driving west on Cimarron, and the Dodge Ram driver was on its way to northbound I-25. The crash knocked the camper and one of the trucks off...

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What to Expect in Court for A Car Accident?

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Few things in life are as jarring as a car accident. But for some people, the experience of getting involved in the legal system after an accident can be almost as unnerving. Most of us don’t know what to expect if the case ends up “going to court.” Fortunately, most accident cases don’t end up in a courtroom. The parties, their attorneys, and their insurance companies are able to reach a resolution without a lawsuit ever being filed — and even if the case does result in litigation, the matter is often settled before trial, saving time and expense for everyone...

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Summer Road Trip Safety Checklist

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“’Tis a privilege to live in Colorado.” – Frederick G. Bonfils It’s been more than a century since Frederick G. Bonfils, one of the founders of the Denver Post, coined that phrase. The sentiment still holds true today — particularly in summer, when the state’s residents take to the roads to explore its high mountains, raft its rivers, surf its sand dunes, sample its county fairs, ogle its oddities, and more. Summer road trips can be the perfect antidote to the daily grind. They can also be a bit of a grind themselves, a series of misadventures involving too much traffic, too...

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Vail Pass Rollover Accident on I-70

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It’s been a tough summer on I-70. On July 20th, a semi-truck caught fire on East Bound I-70 at Georgetown. Since the location of the fire was after a long downhill slope, it’s possible that the trucks brakes caught fire while descending. Luckily there were no injuries involved. If you drive a semi, please remember to adjust your brakes before attempting to descend I-70. Just one week after, we are writing about another truck accident on I-70, injuring five people, including children. What Happened? According to the Colorado State Patrol, a semi-truck was coming Westbound down Vail Pass when it collided with a Ford...

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What To Do If You Are Injured In A Bus Accident?

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Statistically, bus accidents happen far less frequently than many other kinds of traffic incidents. But that’s little consolation if you happen to be a passenger on a bus when a crash does occur. In fact, because of the way buses are configured, a bus accident can produce more serious injuries than if you were a passenger in a car. Buses typically lack seat belts and air bags. They have a higher center of gravity and are more prone to rollover crashes than other forms of transportation. Dealing with the aftermath of a bus injury can also present complex legal challenges; here are...

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Mountain Driving Tips Learned from the I-70 Semi Fire Accident

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The I-70 truck Fire Accident The recent heatwave has driven many (more than 152,000) to the mountains during the weekend. If you were up near Georgetown on Saturday, 7/19, you might have seen the smoke from I-70, not caused by the heatwave, but a fire from a semi-truck, loaded with watermelon. The semi cargo truck fire was reported by the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) right before noon on Saturday. Officials shortly updated in a Tweet that a single lane is open for traffic, and long delays should be expected. Fortunately, nobody was injured during the fire, and most of the watermelon cargo...

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