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Aurora, Colorado Go-Kart Accident Takes Life of 9 Year-Old Girl

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Grand Junction Motor SpeedwayA fatal go-kart accident took the life of a 9 year-old girl in Aurora, Colorado on Sunday morning. The victim, Taybor Duncan, was involved in a collision with a maintenance vehicle that was crossing the track.

Alan Gathright, a content producer for ABC 7 News (The Denver Channel), has the details:

Taybor Duncan had just crested a hill about 9 a.m. and was descending when her kart clipped the maintenance trailer and flipped several times during a race at the Grand Junction Motor Speedway, said Mesa County sheriff’s spokeswoman Sally Weese. A maintenance man driving an all-terrain vehicle pulling the trailer was crossing the track during the race to assist other kid racers involved in an earlier accident, Weese said.

Taybor was properly outfitted, wearing all the required protective gear, including a helmet and a protective chest plate. But it wasn’t enough. According to the report:

As the girl’s parents watched, emergency medical crews attempted to revive Taybor at the track, Weese said. She was transported to a local hospital where she was pronounced dead from her injuries.

In addition to her parents, Taybor’s two siblings were also present at the Grand Junction Speedway when the accident occurred.

Hendrik Sybrandy, a reporter for Denver’s Fox 31, spoke with a number of people who knew Taybor as a racer. The consensus was that Taybor was a very good racer and always extremely careful on the track.

This tragic Colorado accident is currently under investigation. We’ll continue to follow this story to see if premises liability and wrongful death cases emerge from the victim’s family.

Image: Grand Junction Motor Speedway logo, Fair Use- Reporting

 

One Response to “Aurora, Colorado Go-Kart Accident Takes Life of 9 Year-Old Girl”

  • larry says:

    this is a sad story to hear, although my heart goes out to the parents some of the responsibilty still falls on them. I heard a news commentator say that at 9 years old this girl was skilled and accomplished. There is NO 9 yr old child that is skilled and accomplished enough to handle speeds of 50 miles per hour. Unfortunately there are risk in every sport and immaturity increases that risk. What a tradgety, very sad.

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