Monthly Archives: April 2014

Are Brain Injuries Correlated With Criminal Behavior?

The damaged incurred in traumatic brain injuries can alter a developing brain’s ability to inhibit impulses and make decisions, according to a recent study published in The Journal of Adolescent Health. The study found that approximately half of all youth prisoners, ages 16-18, suffered traumatic brain injuries before their incarceration. The recent findings will hopefully result in important… read more

Teen Driver Kills Colorado Motorcyclist

It is well known that alcohol impairs a driver’s ability to accurately gauge distances, approximate the speed of other vehicles and control a vehicle. Alcohol’s impairment of driving ability is further augmented when the driver is young and lacks experience behind the wheel. Quite recently, a 16-year-old driver lost control of her vehicle and crashed… read more

Does Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Work For Brain Injuries?

Previously, we discussed the benefits of hyperbaric oxygen therapy as a treatment for traumatic brain injuries. The treatment is still not approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), but it gained widespread notoriety after the Oklahoma Senate passed a bill to fund free hyperbaric oxygen therapies for veterans who suffered traumatic brain injuries. Many… read more

Colorado Man Dies In Montrose County Motorcycle Accident

As Colorado hunters go about their business retrieving and hauling game into vehicles, motorcyclists are facing an unexpected new roadside hazard. Due to the size of big game, such as elk, hunters are using trucks to carry the carcasses out of the forest. This poses a serious risk to motorcyclists who can trip over the… read more

Potholes Are Back In Full Force

After the winter’s thaw, there are more potholes than ever on Colorado roads. They are an inevitable byproduct of the winter-to-spring transition period. During winter, water seeps into the cracks in the asphalt. As temperatures fluctuate above and below freezing in late winter and early spring, the water is constantly freezing and melting repeatedly. Since… read more

Colorado’s Mountainous Roads Prove Fatal For Motorcyclists

Mountain roads are especially dangerous for motorcyclists due to the many tight, inclined turns. Quite often, motorcyclists find themselves over or under-correcting, which can result in a dangerous accident. When negotiating sharp turns, it is important to begin the turn as far out in the opposite direction of the turn as possible. In other words,… read more

Are Self-Balancing Motorcycles The Way Of The Future?

Recent advances in motorcycle engineering have integrated the self-balancing technology popularly used in Segways. The design and engineering firm, LIT Motors, is responsible for the new self-balancing electric motorcycle called the C1. The motorcycle features an array of gyroscopes and electric motors that keep it upright despite adverse circumstances. Do not be fooled by its… read more