[nfbwatlk] Fwd: [Chapter-presidents] tragic news

M J CARPENTER mjc59 at q.com
Sat Dec 18 01:21:36 UTC 2010

Oh, how horrible! 
From: mike at mello.com
To: nfbwatlk at nfbnet.org
Date: Fri, 17 Dec 2010 13:02:53 -0800
Subject: [nfbwatlk] Fwd: [Chapter-presidents] tragic news

December 17, 2010     Littleton, Colorado  
Contact:  Julie Deden, Executive Director, 303 653-5987  
Early this morning, three students of the Colorado Center for the Blind were waiting at a Regional Transportation District 
bus stop at the Southeast corner of West Mineral Avenue and South Utica Drive in Littleton when a driver, headed north 
on Utica, lost control of her car as she was turning east onto Mineral and then hit the three students, one man and two 
women.  Emergency personnel rushed the three to Littleton Hospital.  The man later died due to massive injuries.  The 
women are in stable condition and being treated.  The Colorado Center for the Blind is not at liberty to release the names 
of the students or further personal information at this time while family members and loved ones are being contacted.  

The students and staff of the CCB are in great shock and grieving,
 says Julie Deden, Executive Director of the CCB.  

Our love, prayers, and tremendous sorrow go out to the family and friends of the student we have lost and we are 
praying hard for the two women still in the hospital,
 continued Deden.  
At the Center, we are first and foremost a family 
and we will love and support one another through this great tragedy which has struck us at a time of year normally 
reserved for joy and celebration,
 reflected Deden.  
The three students were on their way to the Center for its annual holiday party immediately prior to a winter break.  The 
CCB has requested assistance from Littleton city officials, and grief counselors are present at the Center to help staff and 
students address this tremendous tragedy.  
We will do whatever is necessary to help our family through this difficult 
 said Diane McGeorge, Chairperson of the CCBs Board of Directors and herself a former Executive Director of 
the Center.  
According to the Littleton Police, icy road conditions played a significant role in todays accident.  
Our students 
blindness had absolutely nothing to do with the accident,
 said McGeorge.  
Our entire community is reeling from this 
terrible incident,
 said Scott LaBarre, President of the National Federation of the Blind of Colorado, the Centers chief 
These students were simply waiting for their bus like hundreds of thousands of other metro commuters on their 
way to work or school.  The breadth and scope of this tragedy cannot be expressed in words,
 commented LaBarre.  
For more information about the CCB, go to www.cocenter.org or call 303 778-1130.  The Center has been offering 
independence training to blind youth, adults, and seniors since 1988.     
Scott C. LaBarre, Esq. 
LaBarre Law Offices P.C.
1660 South Albion Street, Ste. 918
Denver, Colorado 80222
303 504-5979 (voice)
303 757-3640 (fax)
slabarre at labarrelaw.com (e-mail)
www.labarrelaw.com (website) 
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