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Preventing Hot Car Deaths

Source: KOAA

Date: June 18, 2021 

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Record-breaking heat has moved into Colorado this week, so now is the time to start checking your car for children and pets. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, over 886 children have died from being left in hot cars since 1998.Last year, 24 children died from heatstroke in hot cars. In Colorado, 7 children have died since 2001. The majority of hot car deaths (53%) happen because a caregiver forgot a child in their car.

About 46% of the time, a child was forgotten in a hot car when the caregiver meant to drop them off at a daycare or preschool. Nearly 75% of all children who are forgotten and die in hot cars are less than 2 years old. A car in 90-degree heat can reach an internal temperature of 124 degrees within 30 minutes.

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KOAA Weather

After an hour, the car can reach an interior temperature of 133 degrees. To put that in perspective, the "keep warm" function on an oven is usually somewhere between 170 to 200 degrees.

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KOAA Weather

So far this year, Colorado Springs has seen three days where it's been 90 degrees or warmer, and Pueblo has seen 12 days. On average, Colorado Springs sees 23 days at 90 degrees or higher, and Pueblo sees 72.

2020 was a particularly hot year with both Colorado Springs and Pueblo both seeing days with temperatures in excess of 90 degrees. 

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Santa Fe Family Injured in Fatal Colorado Car Crash

Source: KRQE

Date: June 7, 2021 

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Four Santa Fe residents, including two children, were badly injured in a deadly Colorado car accident on Monday. The crash occurred just after midnight on I-25 near Castle Rock, south of Denver. 

The accident began when a car carrying two people struck an elk in the road While they and another driver were standing on the side of the road, another car hit the elk, hit them, and then caused another crash involving two more cars.

The family from Santa Fe was in one of those cars – two adults and two 10 year olds. A total of eight people were taken to a hospital. 

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An 18-year-old woman, one of the people standing on the shoulder, was killed. Authorities have not released any identities. They do not believe alcohol, drugs, or speed played a role in the crash.

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5-Year-Old Boy Hit By a Car in a Colorado Springs Parking Lot

Source: KKTV 

Date: June 3, 2021 

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A 5-year-old boy died in the hospital after being struck by a car in a Colorado Springs parking lot. The pedestrian accident in Colorado Springs was reported around 4:30 p.m. on Thursday near 8th Street just north of Cheyenne Boulevard. This area is on the southwest side of the city. 

An officer at the scene reported that the boy suffered very serious injuries, and the driver remained onsite. 

The crash team in Colorado Springs is investigating the accident, and they do not suspect that the driver was impaired. 

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Source: KKTV

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Pedestrian Hit by Car in Colorado Springs

Source: KKTV

Date: May 25, 2021

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A pedestrian sustained injuries after a being hit by car during a car accident in Colorado Springs. The car accident in Colorado Springs today was reported after 4 p.m. at South Nevada Avenue and Arvada Street. The intersection is south of downtown Colorado Springs and near the I-25 exit.

The Colorado Springs auto accident is still under investigation.

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Champion cyclist killed in collision with DUI suspect in Colorado

May 18, 2021

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LAKEWOOD (Out There CO)-News broke on Sunday that a cyclist had been killed in Lakewood, Colorado, reportedly hit by a driver. The driver was suspected to be under the influence of drugs. The collision happened at approximately 10 AM.

According to the Denver Post, the deceased cyclist has since been identified as a reigning road race national champion Gwen Inglis, 47, by the Bicycle Racing Association of Colorado. In the words of the organization, "[Gwen] was a multiple National and State Champion on the bike and very well known across the cycling community of Colorado."

According to Road-Results.com, Gwen most recently ranked 8th in the Pueblo Classic on April 24. She has dozens of wins recorded on the website and was a champion in the women's 45-49 age group.

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The person suspected of hitting Gwen while under the influence of drugs stayed at the scene. The driver was arrested with a DUI charge with the possibility of a vehicular manslaughter charge.

Gwen leaves behind her husband, Mike Inglis, who is also very involved in Colorado's cycling community.

Sourced from Out There CO

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Constitution Avenue back open after serious crash

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UPDATE: According to police Constitution Avenue is back open for east and westbound traffic.

COLORADO SPRINGS (Fox 21)— According to the Colorado Springs Police Department (CSPD), Constitution Avenue is shut down between Villa Loma Drive and Oro Blanco Road for a major crash.

On Monday evening, CSPD tweeted just after 5:30 p.m. about a serious injury traffic accident that closed eastbound and westbound lanes on Constitution Avenue.

According to police, a car was traveling westbound on Constitution at a high rate of speed; it then fishtailed and hit a fence and tree, and the driver was ejected through the passenger side, sustaining serious injuries.

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Police say a driver was thrown from the car, resulting in serious injuries. / FOX21 Photojournalist Ray Harless

The Major Crash Team (MCT) is responding to the scene. Police ask that you avoid the area and to please be patient, as you may expect delays.

Sourced from Fox 21

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Estimated 226K smoke, carbon monoxide detectors recalled

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May 11, 2021

MEBANE, N.C. (Kiro 7)— Kidde issued a recall Thursday for roughly 226,000 TruSense smoke and combination smoke/carbon monoxide alarms that can fail to alert consumers to a fire.

To date, no incidents or injuries related to the recall have been reported, and the Mebane, North Carolina-based company will replace all affected alarms at no cost to the consumer, according to the U.S. Product Safety Commission.

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Consumers are asked to immediately contact Kidde for a free replacement alarm but are advised to continue using the recalled products until they install replacement alarms.

The affected alarms were sold at Walmart, Home Depot, Menards and other department, home and hardware stores and electrical distributors nationwide between May 2019 and September 2020 for between $10 and $70. The products were also sold online on Amazon.comShopKidde.com and other online retailers.

According to Kidde, the recalled products include model series 2040, 2050, 2060 and 2070 Smoke and Combination Smoke/Carbon Monoxide alarms. Model numbers are printed on the back of the alarms, and only those alarms with the TruSense logo or “AMBER=FAULT” printed on the front are included in the recall. Specifically, the recall applies to the following products:

• Smoke alarm, model number 2040-DSR

• Smoke alarm, model number 2050-DS10

• Smoke alarm, model number 2060-ASR

• Combination Smoke/Carbon Monoxide alarm, model number 2070-VDSCR

• Combination Smoke/Carbon Monoxide alarm, model number 2070-VASCR

• Smoke alarm, model number 2070-VDSR

• Smoke alarm, model number 2060-VASR

Consumers may contact Kidde toll free at 844-796-9972 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. ET on Saturday. Consumers may also contact the company online at www.kiddetsalarmrecall.rsvpcomm.com or www.kidde.com and click on “Support” and then “Product Alerts” for more information.

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Driver injured after car strikes RTD train in Aurora

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May 6, 2021

AURORA  (Sentinal) | A man in his 30s is in critical condition at a local hospital as a result of driving his car through a lowered crossing arm. He then collided with the A-line train near the intersection of Smith Road and Chambers Road in Aurora Wednesday.

Aurora police said the man was attempting to turn north onto Chambers from the westbound lanes of Smith Road. He then struck the train bound for Denver International Airport at about 12:50 p.m. April 28. A spokesperson for Aurora police said the man “disregarded the lowered level crossing signals” as he entered into the train’s path.

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It’s currently unclear if the man was in any way intoxicated at the time of the collision.

Authorities did not provide additional details regarding the man’s injuries, however, they described them as “life-threatening” in a news release.

Police Confirmation

Police confirmed there were 43 passengers aboard the train at the time of the collision, and that two of them were evaluated for injuries. Neither of the passengers who received medical care at the scene were taken to the hospital for further treatment.

Investigators are now working with officials from the Regional Transportation District to ensure the crossing arms, lights and bells were working properly.

The northbound portion of Chambers Road has been closed at the intersection with Smith Road for much of the afternoon.

 

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Driver crashes into Pearland home, killing dog

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May 3, 2021

PEARLAND, Texas (Click2Houston)– A Pearland family is left with quite the mess after they said a vehicle crashed into their home on Wednesday afternoon.

“It’s just surreal,” said homeowner Luke Hershberger. “There’s really no way to describe it.”

Hershberger said the black Ford Mustang ended up inside his master bedroom on Lakeway Lane.

“I couldn’t even really speak. I couldn’t put a sentence together,” Hershberger said. “I was just so shocked and everyone was just like grabbing me by the shoulders like, are your girls ok? Is there anyone else in the house?”

He was the only person inside the home at the time. Hershberger said he jumped from the window as he saw the vehicle coming through the neighbor’s backyard.

“I land face first on our living room floor and as I land I just hear the whole house explode,” Hershberger said.

Two men then climbed out of the window of the vehicle, he said.

“They had some cuts, bruises, scrapes on them but the fact that they were able to walk away from this is just incredible,” Hershberger said.

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Two of the family’s pets weren’t so lucky. Hershberger said their dog Brooklyn was outside at the time and died shortly after. Their cat Sailor also had injuries and had to be put down.

“I’ll never be able to replace my Brooklyn or my Sailor and there’s never going to be another dog or another cat like them,” said Morgan Ash Hershberger, Luke’s wife.

Hershberger said police told him another driver may have cut off or sideswiped the Mustang causing the vehicle to leave the road. Cullen Parkway is right behind the home.

KPRC 2 reached out to Pearland Police to see if anyone was cited but we have not heard back yet.

The family is now staying at a hotel.

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Two Loose Critters Snarl at Houston Traffic

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April 29, 2021

What happened?

On Wednesday morning, an escaped cow raised a ruckus on Interstate 10 out by Beltway 8 in southeast Houston, stopping traffic and leading a fella with a lasso to try to rope her in. 

Wait, what?

Oh, that’s just the beginning. A couple of hours later, a different animal—this one a big ol’ gator!—stopped traffic on the Fred Hartman Bridge in Baytown. 

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Was the gator trying to eat the cow?

That’s absolutely a legitimate question, but no. The two incidents happened in roughly the same part of the vast megalopolis that is greater Houston, but they were still almost twenty miles apart, and the cow was caught around 8:30 in the morning, while the gator didn’t get onto the road till closer to noon.

Oh, thank gosh.

Right? For a moment, it seemed like it might have been a real “There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly” situation here. We did not want to see what could’ve ended up on the highway to chase after the alligator. 

Do alligators have natural predators?

Oh yeah. Jaguars and leopards love a good gator snack. Some giant snakes—your anacondas and pythons—will try to swallow a grown gator whole, too. Baby gators have it even worse. Predatory birds, or even the occasional feral hog, will snatch ’em up. 

Now I’m sad about the baby gators.

Sorry about that! Here’s some better news: the I-10 cow made it home safely.

Was it the fella with the lasso who got her?

Alas, no. A law enforcement vehicle “shooed the cow up a ramp,” according to Click2Houston.com, at which point the lil’ gal got tuckered out and decided to take a nap on the lawn of the San Jacinto Funeral Home and Memorial Park. After her siesta, the cow was ushered onto a trailer and dropped off at the farm where she lives. 

Are there a lot of farms and ranches in that part of Houston?

There are a couple. Not so many along I-10, but—while it’s not clear where this particular cow lives when she’s not running wild and free along the interstate—there are a handful of farms and ranches along Beltway 8 that she might have come from, all within a five-mile gallop of the spot where the bovine was ultimately found.

I’m so relieved! Now can we get back to the gator?

Absolutely! She’s fine too. Harris County authorities and Texas state police wrangled the gator with a basic slip-leash (which, full disclosure, she did not seem to enjoy, based on the video), and then proceeded to wrap the rope around the beast’s mighty jaws. At that point, she was wrestled into the back of a pickup, driven away from the bridge and back down to the water, and then set free, presumably to tell the other alligators that getting up on the bridge isn’t worth the hassle.

What’s going on today that we had two animals on different Houston highways?

Great question. Probably nothing? It is a full moon, but there isn’t anything that connects the two incidents—it’s just a neat coincidence. 

This must’ve been one of the weirder days for escaped animals in Texas.

Buddy, not even close. There was a stretch back in 2019 when we saw multiple escaped kangaroos—kangaroos!—hop out of their pens at not one but two properties in the Hill Country. See this story about a giant missing pet sulcata tortoise found in West Texas in October 2019? That’s not the same giant missing pet sulcata tortoise that escaped from its family in North Texas that same week. You could drive around Texas, screech your brakes in front of a ninety-pound sulcata tortoise in the middle of the road, learn at a family’s beloved pet had gone missing in the state a few weeks earlier, and have the wrong tortoise on your hands. And let’s not even get started on the Galveston monkey

Okay, so this sort of thing happens a lot? 

It doesn’t not happen a lot, let’s put it that way. This is Texas. Sometimes there are just a lot of animals running loose. That’s certainly true in rural parts of the state where folks are more inclined to keep some unusual pets on their property (see again: kangaroos), but sometimes it happens in Houston too. We live in a wondrous state.

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