Monthly Archives: July 2014

Competitor Dies During Pikes Peak Hill Climb

The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb is the second oldest motorsport competition in America. The annual event encourages competitors from all over to try their luck on the 12-mile track, which climbs more than 5,000 feet up the Colorado hillside. Racers need all their skills to navigate the track’s 156 turns, many on grades averaging… read more

Omega-3 May Help TBI Sufferers Avoid Long-Term Damage

Most of the damage caused by traumatic brain injury (TBI) and spinal cord injury (SCI) is the result of secondary swelling that can cause permanent nerve and brain cell damage. A recent study shows that omega-3 fatty acids may contain neuroprotective effects that could keep victims of these injuries from becoming permanently impaired. EPA and… read more

Drunk Driver Convicted in Crash That Killed Mother and Toddler

On June 12, a hit-and-run driver was convicted on several charges stemming from a fatal car crash that killed a mother and her three-year-old son. Last July, the hit-and-run driver was traveling southbound near Judge Orr Road and Log Road when she failed to stop at a stop sign. Her SUV barreled into the intersection… read more

Wounded Special Ops Vets Ride for 9 Days with “Project Road Warrior”

Eight veterans of the Special Operations Forces proved that they were still some of the toughest men in America during a nine-day motorcycle ride from Seattle to Tampa, FL. The ride – appropriately named Project Road Warrior – was designed to help wounded and injured special operations vets take back their independence and freedom. Covering… read more

Harley-Davidson Debuts Full-Size Electric Motorcycle

Harley-Davidson is looking toward the future as they roll out a prototype for their first electric motorcycle. The new addition – named Project LiveWire – is part of an effort to reinvent America’s favorite motorcycle manufacturer and prove that they are still a big part of motorcycle culture. Project LiveWire has been described as “sleek… read more

TBI Act Passed by House of Representatives

On June 24th, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 1098, the Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Reauthorization Act of 2013. The TBI Act was originally passed in 1996. It represents a coordinated effort to educate the public about the dangers of traumatic brain injuries as well as how to prevent them. The act also funds research… read more