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March 2015 Archives

Dangers of driver fatigue in Colorado

Drowsy driving is both very common and dangerous. Although many drivers experience fatigue, those that fail to stop and rest place themselves as well as others at a significant risk of serious personal injury. The statistics concerning drowsy driving accidents underscore the extent of the problematic behavior, pointing to the need for better awareness of the risks involved.

Misdiagnosing breast cancer

Colorado residents might benefit from understanding more about medical hazards related to the misdiagnosis of breast cancer biopsies. According to research recently published, breast cancer biopsies examined were misdiagnosed as much as 75 percent of the time. The findings are based on a study involving 100 pathologists who were crosschecked after diagnosing breast cancer biopsies. The expert doctors responsible for the crosschecking reported significant discrepancies from the pool of respondents.

Denver pedestrian seriously hurt by car

Around 7 a.m. on March 13, a Colorado man was seriously injured when a car struck him at an intersection, presumably while he was attempting to cross the intersection on foot. The man suffered serious injuries and possible head trauma and was taken Denver Health for treatment. The Denver Police Department did not release his age. The driver of the car remained at the scene to speak to investigators, but no information as to the possible causes of the accident were released.

Supporters of tire chains hope to reduce I-70 winter crashes

The Colorado House of Representatives delivered a victory to supporters of stricter winter safety rules for drivers on Interstate 70 when House Bill 1173 won a preliminary voice vote on the floor. HB 1173 aims to extend the tire chain requirements for commercial vehicles on Interstate 70 to include passenger cars.

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