On Sunday, December 2nd, a 45-year-old Parker resident was seriously injured while participating in the annual Children’s Hospital Toy Run.
There were approximately 3,000 bike riders who participated in the 20-minute charity ride.
The man lost control of his bike due to heavy traffic on Interstate 25, north of Arapahoe Road. Interstate 25 northbound was shut down for nearly 2 hours as a result.
The man was not wearing a helmet and was taken to Swedish Hospital with serious head and facial injuries.
There were an estimated 78,000 motorcycle accidents that occurred nationwide in 2005. The Colorado State Patrol reports 87 people dying from motorcycle crashes in that same year in Colorado.
Colorado is one of four states with no helmet use law; only 20 states have helmet use laws in effect. Studies show that helmets have a 37 percent effective rate in preventing fatal injuries.
The attorneys at Bachus & Schanker understand the importance of safety for motorcyclists and have extensive experience in representing injured motorcycle riders. For more information about Motorcycle Accidents and how we can help with your case, please click here.