According to a May 21st announcement from the Larimer County Coroner’s Office, the young man who was involved in an accident in south Fort Collins earlier this month, has tragically passed away.
Around 6 a.m. on the morning of May 12th, 22-year-old Wellington resident, Dylin Baker, was driving west on Carpenter Road when his Subaru Legacy struck the side panel of an eastbound truck, and then crashed into an eastbound Audi A4.
The injured 22-year-old was taken to UCHealth Medical Center of the Rockies and according to the coroner’s office, passed away from a traumatic brain injury the following day.
According to the Fort Collins Police Department, the other two people involved in the accident, both males in their 30’s, were also injured but did not suffer serious, life-threatening injuries.
Traumatic brain injuries are all too common as a result of car accidents. And while they’re not always as serious as what happened in this sad news story, it’s important to be aware that even fairly minor head injuries can have very serious and life changing consequences
While many different types of injuries can be sustained in motor vehicle accidents, traumatic brain injuries are often of great concern, for understandable reasons. Our brains are, of course, very important.
But because of the inherent complexity of the brain as an organ, it can sometimes be difficult to determine just how serious a brain injury may be. As the tragic case above illustrates, it’s important to err on the side of caution, and get a medical evaluation anytime there is even a chance that you may have suffered a TBI.
Here are some of the most common types of traumatic brain injuries that occur as a result of a motor vehicle accidents, and well as common symptoms that you should watch out for, should you ever potentially be injured in a collision:
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