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November 2014 Archives

3 injured in Colorado accident involving stolen car

Three people were injured in a Nov. 18 car accident in Colorado that police said involved impaired driving. Colorado Springs police arrested a 22-year-old man and charged him with driving under the influence of drugs, vehicular assault and other offenses.

Statistics regarding the severity of truck-involved accidents

Residents of Colorado might be interested in reading about a 2013 statistical report regarding truck accidents on U.S. roadways and the losses they incur. Annually, 4,500 people die in accidents caused by trucks, leading to significant personal injury, property and productivity losses. While truck-involved accidents account for 11 percent of all deadly vehicle accidents, only 8 percent of freeway traffic consists of trucks, according to the study.

Colorado street race lands 6 people in the hospital

An Adams County street race resulted in a two-car collision the hospitalization of six people. The accident occurred on Nov. 7 near 54th Avenue when a car and motorcycle driver challenged each other to a race.

Medical malpractice caps may unfairly target some individuals

Colorado residents might be interested to learn about some new research that is being done on the award caps that are placed on medical malpractice lawsuits. In many states, compensation is capped at a certain amount for damages that are not financial. These non-economic damages could be things like the loss of a child, damage to a woman's reproductive system or permanent pain suffered by an elderly retired person.

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