Archive for the ‘Injuries To Children’ Category

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 [...]

Rash of Denver Hit and Runs

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The Denver Post reports on the rash of hit-and-run accidents that have occurred across the city this year. In about a three week period at the end of March and beginning of April, four people were killed in three hit-and-run accidents in three different parts of town. On March 27, a man was killed when [...]

Opinion Piece On The Dangers Of Mandatory Minimum Sentences

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  Former United States Senator Robert Bennett of Utah wrote an opinion piece for the Deseret News out of Salt Lake city, in which he discusses the dangers of mandatory minimum sentences for criminal offenses. His primary point in writing the piece is that the recent trend toward involvement by the federal government in fairly [...]

Snowstorm Responsible For A Number Of Colorado Car Wrecks

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According to the Denver Post, the recent spring snowstorm was responsible for a number of Colorado car wrecks. Anyone who has lived in Colorado for a few years knows that spring means sun and warmth, but it also probably means one or two more snowstorms. These snowstorms can be particularly dangerous, as they sometimes take [...]

Two Children Hurt in Car Accident | Denver Car Accident Lawyer

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The Denver Post reports on a car accident on I-25 that resulted in the closure of southbound lanes for over an hour and a half. A semi-truck broadsided a sedan that had lost control; although neither driver was injured, the two children who were riding in the car, one two years old and one 19 [...]

Deaths Rise Among Unbuckled Drivers | Denver Auto Accident Lawyer

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In 2011, the number of people in Colorado who died while NOT wearing seat belts in traffic accidents increased for the first time since 2002, according to the Colorado Department of Transportation. Although this number has been declining for about ten years, along with overall traffic fatalities, the number, unfortunately, went back up last year. [...]

Traffic Fatalities On The Decline | Denver Car Crash Lawyer

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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has released an estimate of traffic fatalities for 2011, which projects a decline from the number in 2010. Better still, even though the total number of vehicle miles traveled (VMT) also decreased nationally in 2011, fatality rate per 100 million VMT declined as well, indicating that in addition [...]

Child Injured in Dog Attack | Denver Animal Attack Lawyer

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According to KDVR news, a young boy in Westminster was injured after being bitten by a dog. The injured boy, a ten-year-old who was at the home of his friend’s grandmother was bitten on the face and abdomen when the dog became aggressive. When the two boys went to see the grandmother’s dog, it seemed [...]

Students Learn About Drunk Driving | Denver DUI Accident Lawyer

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9 News has reported on the participation of students at Bennett High School in the “Every Fifteen Minutes” program. The program is named for the assertion that every fifteen minutes, someone in the United States is killed by a drunk-driver in the United States. Bennett High School students, as part of this program, participated in [...]

Child Safety Study | Denver Car Crash Lawyer

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The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute have teamed for a study in which they have evaluated the hardware used for child safety seat installation in 98 different models of cars and trucks. As part of the study, they also observed volunteers installing the seats. The study was [...]