Last year was not a good year for motorcycle safety in our beautiful state of Colorado. Motorcycle fatalities were up and they were in record numbers. This prompted authorities all over the state to increase their efforts to improve safety measures for riders in our state, but have their efforts been successful?
Will Colorado Break More Motorcycle Crash Records This Year?
In Silt, two men died on the evening of March 20th. They were riding their motorcycles when they collided with a Ford Explorer at the intersection of Main Street and First Street.
In LaSalle, a high schooler crashed into a Hyundai Sonata when the car took a left-hand turn in front of his motorcycle. The boy’s passenger, a woman from Berthoud, is recovering in North Colorado Medical Center, but the high schooler succumbed to his injuries on the scene.
In Denver, a motorcycle rider crossing the intersection at Lincoln Street and East 5th Avenue when a pickup blew through a stop sign. The rider did not survive his injuries.
This is only a few of the motorcycle crashes that have happened this year. Officials all over the state are seeing the number of motorcycle crashes in 2017 outpace the number of crashes at this time last year. This means that Colorado could be looking at another record breaking year when it comes to motorcycle fatalities, and nobody wants that.
Even Fort Collins has felt the sting of this disturbing trend as one local rider and his passenger fell victim to a left-hand turn crash with a Chevy Tahoe. In that case, the passenger survived while the pilot did not.
The motorcycling attorneys at the Metier Law Firm want us all to do our part to increase motorcycle safety—whether you drive or ride, look twice and ride safe everyone.