Monthly Archives: August 2014

Car Making Left Turn Kills Aurora Motorcyclist

One early evening in late July, a car turned in front of a motorcyclist while entering a shopping center in Aurora, Colorado. The shopping center was located at the corner of Mississippi Avenue and Quentin Street. The motorcycle rider was traveling west on Mississippi Avenue just east of Peoria Street, and struck the car broadside.… read more

Could Stem Cells Help Victims of Spinal Cord Injury Recover?

Scientists in a recent study saw dramatic results when they grafted skin cells from a healthy 86-year-old man onto spinal cord injuries (SCI) in rats. The cells produced thousands of axons (nerve fibers) throughout the central nervous system. Researchers converted skin cells into human-induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC). Those iPSCs were then reprogrammed to become… read more

Veterans Flock to Cripple Creek to Honor Fallen Soldiers

Hundreds of motorcyclists and veterans attended the 27th Annual POW/MIA Recognition Ride on August 16. The ride was part of a larger Salute to Veterans rally hosted in Cripple Creek, Colorado. At 10:15 a.m., crowds of motorcycle enthusiasts and supporters lined the streets of Woodland Park to see the riders off. They did a mass… read more

Metier Law Firm Helps Children’s Charity Provide Backpacks for Needy Kids

Realities for Children is a nonprofit that provides financial support for children who fall victim to abuse and neglect. Many Colorado children are staying in group homes or with older relatives, creating unique challenges when they start school. As the school year begins, many abused and neglected children do not have access to school supplies.… read more

Distracted Driver Kills Out-of-Town Motorcyclist

The Colorado Highway Patrol is investigating a crash that killed a 57-year-old motorcyclist from Nebraska. On the afternoon of August 15, a 25-year-old man driving a Ford Explorer lost control of his vehicle on Highway 62 near Ridgeway. According to reports, the driver veered off the road and overcorrected, causing his SUV to roll over… read more

Are More People Suffering Traumatic Brain Injuries?

Between 2006 and 2010, emergency room visits for traumatic brain injury increased 30 percent. Most of them had no lasting damage, but even minor brain injuries can result in loss of consciousness, harmful swelling and memory loss. Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine examined data from more than 950 U.S. medical centers.… read more

Continental Recalls More Than 9,000 Faulty Tires

On August 11, Continental announced a tire recall that affects approximately 9,000 tires sold throughout the U.S. and Canada. According to Continental’s statement, the tires may contain a flaw that causes tread separation or air loss. The recall affects Continental’s 120/70 ZR 17 and 120/70 R 17 motorcycle tires, which were sold as original and… read more

Pedestrian Seriously Injured By Hit-and-Run Motorcyclist

On August 3, a speeding motorcycle rider popped a wheelie, ran through a red light and hit a pedestrian crossing the street in Lower Downtown Denver. After the collision, the 28-year-old motorcyclist crashed his bike and grabbed his license plate before fleeing on the back of a friend’s motorcycle. The 23-year-old victim suffered a fractured… read more

What Is the Safest Way for Motorcycle Groups to Travel?

Group rides are safer than solo efforts, but riders can still get into serious accidents. To stay safe in large groups, riders must remember to: Organize the Ride – Always meet beforehand to make sure everyone knows the route, including any scheduled stops. Establish hand signals for turns and stops early on, and make sure… read more

Traumatic Brain Injury Reauthorization Act Unanimously Approved

In June, the House of Representatives unanimously passed H.R. 1098, the Traumatic Brain Injury Reauthorization Act (TBIRA). This legislation funds programs that provide resources for traumatic brain injury victims (TBI), while simultaneously investing in TBI research and education. Supporters of the bill believe that the investments will allow researchers to explore several new TBI discoveries.… read more