Monthly Archives: August 2013

Are Airbag Jackets the Future of Motorcycle Safety?

The Impact (Airbag) Jacket may not only be the future of motorcycle safety, but also the present. It is in use and saving lives now and could become standard issue for many more motorcyclists before too long, according to Alexander Ramirez, a retired Miami Dade County Police Officer.  Mr. Ramirez served as an officer for… read more

‘Flash-for-Cash’ Car Accident Insurance Scam Hits UK

Incidents of a car accident insurance scam that has been dubbed “flash-for-cash” by anti-fraud experts have been increasing in the UK, according to the BBC. “Flash for cash” is an offshoot of the established scam “crash for cash,” where a driver slams on their brakes for no other reason than to cause the victim to crash… read more

Mother of Fatal Motorcycle Crash Victim Urges Caution

Dustin Lord, 24, was killed in a motorcycle accident in June and now his mother is advocating for motorists to be more aware of motorcycles when driving, according to CBC News. The driver of a SUV was at fault for Lord’s accident. The driver made a left turn into oncoming traffic, which resulted in Lord’s… read more

Texting, Speeding or Drugs May Have Caused Fatal Car Accident

Authorities are investigating whether texting, speeding or drug use played a part in an August 1 fatal car accident, according to the Denver Post. The Colorado State Patrol reported some of the details of the accident in a news release. According to the report, the 51-year-old driver of a 2011 Mitsubishi Lancer caused the collision.… read more

Colorado Springs Crash Leaves Four Motorcyclists Injured

[map id=”map1″ w=”375″ h=”375″ address=”Colorado Springs, CO” marker=”no” z=”14″] An August 18 motorcycle accident landed four motorcyclists in the hospital with serious injuries, according to KOAA NBC News 5. The police reported that before 10 a.m., two motorcycles, each carrying two people, were headed east on Platte Ave. As they approached the intersection of Platte… read more

Coal Miner Dead After Accident at Wyoming’s Black Thunder Mine

WyoFile is reporting that on August 16 an industrial accident claimed the life of one Wyoming miner and injured another. The accident occurred in southern Campbell County at Black Thunder mine. The miner who was killed was 24 and had worked at the mine for three years. The miner who was injured was 38. His… read more

Brake Problems Lead to Recall of 268 Zero Motorcycles

Due to a braking system issue, electric motorcycle manufacturer, Zero Motorcycles, has had to recall 268 of its motorcycles, according to Green Car Reports. Apparently, the bolts in the front brake caliper mounting assembly of the affected motorcycles are susceptible to corrosion. The corrosion has the potential to cause the bolts to come loose and… read more

Two Teens Seriously Injured in Parasailing Accident

Last month, two 17-year-old girls were severely injured while parasailing in Florida, according to ABC News. Fox 59 in Indianapolis reported that the teens, Alexis Fairchild and Sidney Good, who are from Huntington, Indiana and were on vacation in Panama City Beach, Florida when the accident occurred, were parasailing in tandem when their towrope broke… read more

Amarillo Motorcyclists Hold Benefit for Hit-And-Run Victim

The Amarillo motorcycling community came together to hold a benefit to help a motorcycle accident victim pay for his medical bills, according to The event, called Strive for Clive, was held on August 4 and featured groups of bikers taking part in a poker run as well as lunch, live music and a silent… read more

Street Racer Arrested in Fatal Hit-And-Run

[map id=”map1″ w=”375″ h=”375″ address=”South Kipling Parkway and West Asbury Avenue, Lakewood, CO” marker=”no” z=”14″] On July 20, a 15-year-old jogger was the victim of a hit-and-run when a street racer ran a red light and struck him in a crosswalk, according to ABC 7 News in Denver. The accident occurred at the intersection of… read more