Monthly Archives: May 2014

Flatbed Truck Driver Rear-Ends CDOT Vehicle

The driver of a flatbed truck rear-ended a Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) truck on May 20, causing serious injuries. According to reports, the crash happened in Commerce City at 4:30 a.m., near the York exit on Interstate 270. The CDOT truck was moving slowly, repairing potholes on the highway when the flatbed truck rear-ended… read more

Metier Law Firm Expands Support of Realities for Children

FORT COLLINS, CO – May 2014 – Metier Law Firm has expanded its support of Realities for Children, a non-profit that provides emergency funding for abused, neglected or at at-risk children in Larimer County. Metier has become a gold level member of Realities for Children, providing monthly support for the organization’s programs and services. “We… read more

Careless Driver Gets No Jail Time for Hit and Run

A Fort Collins woman who hit and killed a cyclist back in January has pled guilty, but she may serve no jail time for her crimes. On January 25, the young woman was driving down the frontage road on Interstate 25 near Colorado Highway 392 when she hit 46-year-old cyclist Ernesto Wiedenbrug. She fled the… read more

Off-Road Motorcyclists Have A Reason To Celebrate

The Summit County Off-Road Riders’ (SCORR) fight to secure trails of off-road motorcyclists is finally over. “We’re excited to be able to move forward,” said the SCORR chairman. “It’s been 11 years or something since we started working on this project.” The Colorado Forest Service approved the addition of 13 miles of new trails and… read more

Can Soccer Give Young Players a Brain Injury?

Researchers and youth soccer officials are debating if heading the ball should be banned from the sport after studies show signs of traumatic brain injury. A study from the Albert Einstein School of Medicine found that even amateur players who regularly headed the ball had poorer memories, consistent with patients who had traumatic brain injury.… read more

Annual Veterans Recognition Ride Raised Thousands For Veterans

“The ride was absolutely beautiful,” said a participant in the seventh annual Veterans Recognition Ride. The motorcycle procession included roughly 300 participants riding a 40-mile loop through El Paso County, Colorado to honor our nation’s servicemen and women. “It’s huge. It’s once a year,” said one veteran participant. The Veterans Recognition Ride is also a… read more

Kevin Pearce Documents Traumatic Brain Injury in HBO Documentary

Former pro snowboarder Kevin Pearce is using his documentary “The Crash Reel” to document his own struggles with traumatic brain injury and raise awareness about the issue among young people. Heading into the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, Kevin Pearce looked like he was headed for Olympic greatness as the top rival for celebrity snowboarder Shaun White.… read more

Could This Be the World’s Safest Motorcycle?

The Russian motorcycle manufacturer Chak Motors’s newest design, the Molot, may be the world’s safest motorcycle. Chak Motors has taken all of the latest safety features found in high-end luxury cars and integrated them into a sport bike. The Molot features multiple HD cameras, proximity sensors, gyroscopes and multiple radars. The cameras are capable of… read more

Tanker Truck in San Miguel County Rolls Over, Spills Crude Oil Due to Brake Defect

Residents of San Miguel County may have a bit of a cleanup on their hands after a tanker truck rolled over on May 7, spilling thousands of gallons of oil. Police say the accident happened on Colorado Highway 141 on Slickrock Hill. The 53-year-old truck driver was traveling through western San Miguel County when he… read more