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May 2017 Archives

Criminal law: 11 indicted after alleged identity theft

Following investigations over several months, 11 individuals were recently indicted for 185 charges. Multiple criminal law enforcement agencies in Colorado took part in the inquiry into the activities of the group that allegedly stole financial and personal information of over 400 businesses and individuals. It is further alleged that the stolen information was used to illegally obtain a significant amount of money.

Colorado man dies in pedestrian accident in intersection

An 86-year-old Colorado Springs man died almost a week after he was knocked down in an intersection. Reportedly, the pedestrian accident occurred when the man was crossing an intersection but chose to walk behind a vehicle. The driver backed up at the moment when the pedestrian was behind his car.

Interstate intersections most dangerous in Denver

Accidents can occur anywhere, but according to the Denver Police Department, the intersections with the most accidents in the first two months of 2017 are not surface streets but on the major highways that go through the city. Westword reports on the data compiled by the DPD, revealing the worst places for accidents. You do need to drive carefully all the time, but you should be extra aware in places where many accidents occur.  

The problem of distracted driving in Colorado

Nationally, the Center for Disease Control estimates about eight people die each day because of distracted driving. The Colorado Department of Transportation believes that distracted driving causes 40 accidents every day within the state. Some assume that teenagers and young adults are the worst offenders for distracted driving, but drivers of all ages can easily get distracted. Talking on the phone or texting is not the only distraction that can take your attention away from the road. 

Tips for driving safely in the mountains

Winter weather can affect local travel routes by shutting down roads after heavy snows. What a lot of people do not realize is that Colorado weather can be the most unpredictable and volatile in the country. COTrip reports that conditions in Colorado can vary minute to minute and even mile to mile. Anyone who has lived here any length of time knows that snow is possible in the highest elevations year-around. 

Helping injured victims may lead to auto-pedestrian accidents

Sometimes, witnesses to crashes react instinctively and rush to help the victims. However, they may not realize that, in doing so, they are putting their own lives at risk. Auto-pedestrian accidents often involve good Samaritans. The Colorado State Patrol has reported about such an accident in Boulder.

Motorcycle accidents: 3 common injuries that can be costly

Bikers nationwide, including in Colorado, are exceptionally vulnerable when they are out riding, and injuries can have devastating consequences. Motorcycle accidents frequently result in severe injuries or death. Because motorcycles have only two wheels, they fall over in a crash -- often crushing a biker's leg. The Centre for Neuro Skills says bone fractures are the most common motorcycle injuries -- including leg, pelvis and shoulder bones, along with wrists and arms as they instinctively try to break the biker's fall.

Common types of dog bite injuries children are at risk for

If you have small children and live in a neighborhood in Colorado that has lots of dogs, you may be worried about the kind of injuries your kids could sustain if a canine ever attacks. Many children love to play with dogs but are not aware of the dangers they face. The majority of dog bite attack injuries occur to children's heads and necks because of their small size, leading to worse situations than you might expect.

Drug charges filed against alleged drug kingpin in Colorado

After a 12-month investigation by the Denver Strike Force, law enforcement recently raided a Colorado grocery store in Aurora. Several people were taken into custody, and they are now facing drug charges. Authorities say those arrested were allegedly part of a massive smuggling scheme in which methamphetamine and cocaine are brought into Colorado from another country.

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