Monthly Archives: October 2012

Citing Brake Issues, BMW Recalls Motorcycles

If you drive a 2007 or 2008 model of one of the following motorcycles, an upcoming motorcycle recall might affect you: BMW K1200 R BMW K1200 R Sport BMW K1200 S BMW is issuing the recall because certain conditions caused the brake fluid to foam, which could decrease the braking capacity in the front wheel… read more

Child Survives Truck Accident, Faces Amputation

Rylie Carbonneau, 7, was riding his tricycle near his home when a speeding truck hit him. Witnesses say the truck may have run a stop sign. The truck dragged him for nearly 50 feet before coming to a stop. Carbonneau broke both of his legs in the car accident. Doctors were unable to repair one… read more

Motorcyclist Dies Attempting Illegal Pass

A motorcyclist in Boulder Canyon attempted an illegal maneuver that ended his ride in tragedy. The 29-year-old man from Westminster was riding east on Boulder Canyon Drive on Saturday, October 20. He attempted to pass four cars on the two-lane road while driving in a no-passing zone. When he tried to merge back into the… read more

Charity Divvies Relief Funds for Theater Shooting Survivors and Families

In the wake of the Aurora theater shooting, the Community First Foundation established the Aurora Victim Relief Fund to raise money for the survivors and victims’ family members. It raised approximately $5 million. Recently, the fund’s “special master” Ken Feinberg announced the breakdown of the fund’s money: family members of the 12 deceased victims and… read more

Weather, Animals Influence Motorcycle Fatalities

Earlier this year, we wrote about how this year could become Nebraska’s worst year for motorcycle accidents. Further reports indicate it is the worst year since 1987, and experts are blaming unseasonably warm weather for the rise in crashes in multiple states. “The nicer it is, the more people are going to ride,” said Nebraska… read more

Speed, Drugs Considered Factors in Fatal Motorcycle Accident in Colorado Springs

Police are still looking into a motorcycle accident that killed a Colorado Springs man earlier in October, but they are considering that alcohol, drugs and excessive speed may have played a role in the crash. Mark Alberts was riding his 2006 Yamaha south on I-25 near Monument on October 11. Authorities say he lost control… read more

NASCAR Legend Cancels Races Due to Head Injury

Dale Earnhardt Jr., one of the most popular names in auto racing, has canceled his next two scheduled race appearances due to head injuries sustained in earlier accidents. During this year’s Talladega Superspeedway, Earnhardt was involved in a 20-car pileup. He had lingering head pains, and when he visited a doctor, he learned that an… read more