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Motorcycle accident in Gilpin County, Colorado results in fatality.

Two people on a motorcycle died Sunday morning in Gilpin County, Colorado after colliding with a Jeep on Highway 119, three miles south of Blackhawk. According to law enforcement, the Jeep was headed southbound on CO 119 when it crossed into oncoming northbound traffic. The driver of the Jeep was taken to the hospital in unknown condition. If you have information about the accident, please provide the information to the highway patrol. Our hearts and thoughts go out to the family last lost loved ones in the accident. We expect that the family may have many questions. Did the driver fail to keep a proper lookout? Was the driver texting and driving? The family may have a wrongful death case.

When drivers text and drive, drivers are 23 times more likely to experience an accident than when occupied by any other activity. The loss of life associated with distracted driving is unprecedented because it is so avoidable.  

Driver should concentrate on the road. Texts may seem faster and more efficient than a phone call, but the five seconds it takes to read a text message are enough to travel the entire length of a football field without looking up. New drivers like teenagers need clear instructions of the vehicle owner's expectations. Sometimes, parents get sued for negligent entrustment of a vehicle.  Parents need to lead by example.

About 48 percent of kids reported riding in a vehicle where the parent/driver was texting while driving, so it is not difficult to imagine that teens may be texting and driving as well. Text messaging while driver is not worth loosing a life. receive the compensation you are entitled to. 

   - Article b Richard D. Weaver, a personal injury lawyer.

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