A motorcyclist was killed in Colorado Springs after he collided with a van at an intersection. On October 13, the van was traveling eastbound on Colorado Avenue around 7:30 p.m. The motorcyclist was traveling westbound when both parties arrived at the intersection. The driver tried to turn left onto northbound Tejon Street, but he failed… read more
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A 50-year-old Broomfield man died in a motorcycle collision on Saturday, October 4. According to reports from the Colorado Highway Patrol, the man was riding westbound on U.S. 24 when the accident occurred. About 12 miles east of Buena Vista, the man tried to pass using a passing zone when he was hit by an… read more
A Denver jury awarded a $2.5 million settlement to the family of a hit-and-run victim who was killed in a motorcycle accident. In 2011, a 25-year-old motorcyclist was riding near Federal Boulevard and Virginia Avenue when a white Jeep Cherokee pulled out of a car wash directly into the bike’s path. The rider tried to… read more
Harley-Davidson is recalling 125,000 of their latest motorcycles, after reports of a potential problem with the hydraulic clutch system. The recall affects Touring, CVO Touring, CVO Softail and Trike motorcycles for the 2014 model year. The affected motorcycles were built in the U.S. from May 22, 2013 to July 18, 2014. Some models were also… read more
Colorado is one of 31 states where adult motorcyclists are not required to wear helmets. Riders are allowed to make their own choices about safety equipment with the exception of eye protection, but their choices could generate serious consequences. According to Consumer Reports, helmet use is about 50 percent in states without a helmet law.… read more
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
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
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 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
An 83-year-old Golden man was sentenced to six years in a halfway house for a motorcycle accident that killed a Jefferson County sheriff’s deputy. The accident happened back in January, on Colorado 93 near West 68th Avenue. According to reports, the reckless driver was going more than 75 mph in a 55 mph zone when… read more