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Drivers Warned To “Beware Of The Beltless”

To address people not wearing seat belts across the state, the Colorado Department of Transportation is continuing to promote their “Beware of the Beltless” campaign. Numbers show 15% of people in Colorado do not wear a seat belt Continue reading

1 Killed, 1 Critically Injured In I-80 Crash

The sixth highway fatality of the year occurred last week on I-80 near Lyman. 31-year-old Samuel Smith was driving when his pickup left the highway, Smith over-corrected, resulting in the truck colliding with a guard rail fence. The vehicle then left the highway, flipping onto its roof, onto the I-80 Business Loop below. Samuel was taken to the Continue reading

How Did People Die Last Year On Colorado Roads?

The Colorado Department of Transportation has released preliminary crash data for 2017, which indicates traffic fatalities in the state have increased by 29% since 2014. There were 630 traffic fatalities across the state last year, up 4% from 2016 when 608 people died.  Despite the states seat belt law, the data indicates 16 percent of Coloradans do Continue reading

Winter Coats Dangerous For Kids In Car Seats

While it may seem appropriate to bundle your kids up during the winter months, parents are being reminded that bulky winter coats pose a danger to kids in car seats. Winter coats should never be worn underneath a car seat harness, as the material of the coat can compress in a crash, leaving the harness straps too loose to be effective. Car crashes are a leading cause of death nationwide for children under the Continue reading

Family Of Woman Who Died In Chairlift Fall Files Lawsuit

The family of the woman who fell to her death from a chairlift at Ski Granby Ranch has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the resort. Kelly Huber was killed after she fell 25 feet from the Quick Draw lift last December. Her two daughters, who were also thrown out of the chair Continue reading

Deer And Motorcycle Collision Near Dinosaur

A motorcycle/deer collision Thursday afternoon resulted in serious injuries to the driver and passenger. Dinosaur National Monument representative Dan Johnson confirmed that a 68-year-old male driver from Longmont collided with the deer around 1:30 on Harpers Corner Road near Dinosaur National Continue reading

Driver Suspected Of Causing Head-On Was Sober

Police have determined Felix Cervantes, the driver suspected of causing the fatal accident on Rabbit Ears Pass earlier this week, was not intoxicated at the time of the incident. The head-on resulted in injuries to the other driver, 42-year-old Lienchai Harker, and  the death of her passenger, 24-year-old Continue reading

Cause Of Chairlift Death Determined

Mechanical issues  were the cause of the fall of a mother and her two daughters from a chairlift at Ski Granby Ranch that occurred last month. According to a report from the Colorado Passenger Tramway Safety Board, the chair struck the supporting tower before the three fell.  The board’s investigation into the incident, Continue reading

Make Sure Your Children Are Properly Restrained

cps-weekThe Colorado Department of Transportation and the State Patrol are participating in National Child Passenger Safety Week which started yesterday and will run through Saturday. As part of the week CDOT is raising awareness about child passenger safety laws and the importance of properly protecting children with booster seats and seat belts. Last year in Colorado eight children under the age of 12 died in car crashes. 6 of the 8 that Continue reading

Accident North Of Craig Claims One Life

highway-13-smallA Utah man died in a predawn accident Monday morning. The accident, about 20 miles north of Craig on Highway 13, occurred when the driver of the vehicle attempted to avoid a deer in the roadway, rolling his car. The driver, a 57 year old man from Vernal died at the scene. A passenger in the vehicle, a 51 year old woman from Missouri was transported to the hospital with minor injuries. Both were wearing their seat belts at the time of the accident.