Monthly Archives: September 2014

Longmont Man Dies in Motorcycle Accident

Police have identified a Longmont motorcyclist who died in a tragic accident on September 22. According to reports from Colorado State Patrol, the 34-year-old male was riding south on the highway when a traffic light started to turn red at the intersection of Niwot Road and U.S. 287. The truck in front of the motorcyclist… read more

Vail Resorts May Pay Punitive Damages for Teenage Skier’s Death

In January 2012, a 13-year-old skier died in an avalanche at a Vail Mountain ski run. Now, a Broomfield County District Court judge is allowing the boy’s parents to sue Vail Resorts for punitive damages. On the day of the accident, the teenager was on a Prima Cornice ski run with several friends. Vail had… read more

Residents Sue Fire Department for Negligence During Wildfire

More than 60 victims whose homes were destroyed in the Black Forest Fire are suing the Black Forest Fire Department, arguing that authorities were negligent in handling the blaze. The Black Forest Fire was one of the most destructive in Colorado history, burning approximately 15,000 acres and destroying around 500 homes. Two people died as… read more

Police Officer Rear-Ends Motorcyclists

A Colorado couple suffered minor injuries after an officer with the Utah Highway Patrol rear-ended their motorcycle with his squad car. On Tuesday, September 16, the state trooper was traveling on Wendover Blvd. behind two people on a motorcycle. The riders slowed down to enter a parking lot, but the officer did not notice, because… read more

Defendant in Bus Crash Argues Third Party Involvement

Passengers injured in a bus accident are suing the driver who they believe caused the crash, but several different eyewitness reports lead police to believe that another car was involved. Last October, a bus owned by the Roaring Fork Transportation Authority (RFTA) was traveling along Highway 82 when it came upon a tractor traveling 25… read more

Colorado Couple Builds World’s Fastest Electric Motorcycle

A husband and wife team from Denver, Colorado just designed the world’s fastest electric motorcycle. The husband is a research scientist at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and his wife is a PhD candidate at the University of Denver. The couple has spent the last five years designing the electric bike, affectionately named the… read more

Car Collides with Motorcycle While Merging

A 66-year-old Loveland motorcyclist was rushed to the hospital after being thrown from his motorcycle on September 9. The rider was traveling north on North Garfield Avenue when a Toyota Camry merged into his lane. The 83-year-old driver failed to notice the motorcyclist and the two collided. The driver did not sustain any injuries, but… read more

Honda Recalls 126,000 Gold Wing Motorcycles

Honda Motor Co., Ltd. is recalling 126,000 of its Gold Wing touring motorcycles for issues with the rear brake. Problems with the secondary master cylinder may cause the rear brake to drag on some bikes, increasing the likelihood of an accident. Friction between the road and the defective part may also generate heat, and could… read more