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Experts Warn There is Not Enough Emphasis on Car Seat Safety

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September is National Child Passenger Safety Month. Video highlights safer installation. According to the NHTSA, motor vehicle crashes were the leading cause of death for children ages 4 to 14. In 2011, there were 171,000 children age 14 and younger injured in motor vehicle-related crashes. On average, three children age 14 and younger were killed [...]

Colorado DUI Related Car Accidents Much Higher Over Labor Day Weekend

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13 Coloradans killed in 2012, 138 nationally.  The Labor Day holiday means a welcome three-day weekend, crowds at big annual events like Taste of Colorado, and unfortunately, a higher risk for DUI related accidents on Colorado’s roads. During the Labor Day weekend of 2012, the Colorado State Patrol reported 1400 arrests for drunk driving. That [...]

Uninsured Motorist Coverage May Protect You in a Hit and Run Bicycle Accident

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But to avoid bicycle crashes, experts warn against riding on Colfax, Lincoln and Broadway. In 2012, the Westword reported that four of seven most dangerous intersections in Denver were on Broadway and Lincoln. As you may expect, the numbers of accidents rise with heavier traffic and proximity to downtown. Colfax, 11th Ave., and 8th Ave [...]

Motorcyclist Killed In Hit And Run

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Police are looking for a witness to a hit and run accident that killed a motorcyclist on 8/16 near South Sheridan Boulevard and West Center Avenue in Denver. The driver of the truck was arrested Saturday and is facing charges of hit and run and leaving an accident that resulted in death. 9news.com reports state [...]

More Than 500 Homes Have Been Destroyed In The Black Forest Fire

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  More than 500 homes have been destroyed, and the cost to fight the Black Forest Fire has exceeded $8.5 million, according to the Denver Post. Investigators are closely examining a small patch of land where the fire is believed to have originated, in hopes of determining how the fire started. While no details are [...]

About 200,000 General Motors SUVs Have Been Recalled

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  About 200,000 General Motors SUVs have been recalled, according to 9 News. The vehicles, model year 2006 and 2007 mid-size SUVs may have a defective switch in the driver’s door to control the power windows and power door locks. The vehicles are Chevy Trailblazers, GMC Envoys, Buick Rainiers, Saab 9-7x, and Isuzu Ascenders. Moisture [...]

Walk Signals Will Give More Time For Pedestrain Crossing In Denver

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  Walk signals in Denver will soon last longer, giving pedestrians more time to cross streets, according to CBS Denver. The Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices, a federal guideline that is used by many federal and state agencies in deigning traffic control devices, has been updated to suggest that pedestrians should be given 3.5 [...]

143 pedestrian collisions This Year Alone

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  9 News reports on a fatal pedestrian accident near Exposition and Havana. This is one more in what has become a rash of pedestrian accidents in the Denver Metro area this year. The 143 pedestrian collisions worked by the Denver Police Department in the first four months of 2013 represents more than a 20% [...]

Distracted Driver Causes 3 Car Crash

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According to CBS Denver, a three car crash at the intersection of Colfax and Pierce in Lakewood was caused by a driver running a red light. The vehicle that ran the red light struck another vehicle in the intersection. The second vehicle rolled, striking a third vehicle. No one was seriously injured, but one witness [...]

Compensation For The Wrongfully Convicted

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The governor of Colorado is expected to sign the Compensation for Persons Wrongly Convicted bill, which would provide financial compensation to some people who are wrongly convicted of crimes in Colorado, according to the Denver Post. More than half of the states in the country already have a law providing some kind of compensation to [...]