Pass driving law to save lives.. In Memory of Stollsteimer Family
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Colorado State Legislatures

Pass driving law to save lives.. In Memory of Stollsteimer Family

    1. Bernadette Martinez
    2. Petition by

      Bernadette Martinez

      Denver, CO

On February 17, 2011, a car crash in Thornton, Colorado claimed the lives of a family of five. Randy and Crystaldawn Stollstiemer and thier family were on their way home after one of their sons basketball games when a speeding SUV had gone airborne after hitting a median, landing on top of the families pick-up, instantly killing them all. The driver of the SUV was Monica Chavez, who also had her two children in her vehicle. Toxicology reports indicate no drugs or alcohol were present in Monica Chavez’ system at the time of the incident. Instead, it is believed she had suffered a seizure moments before the crash. Monica Chavez was charged with five counts of Criminally Negligent Homicide and two counts of Child Abuse, in which she was found not guilty at trial on June 15, 2012 due to her medical condition. During Monica Chavez trail a history of five seizure-like episodes had been revealed, happening between 2006 and the time of the crash. None had been reported to the Department of Motor Vehicle. The Colorado State Law does not require for doctors to report lapse of consciousness disorders to the Department of Motor Vehicle. Only six states require doctors to report these incidents and we would like Colorado to be the seventh state to have this law.


Please help make Colorado the 7th state to have regulations governing lapse of consciousness disorders, requiring doctors to report such cases to the Department of Motor Vehicle and giving the Department of Motor Vehicle the authority to place persons driving privilege on a medical probation in lieu of suspension or revocation due to these medical conditions. A medical probation will allow the Department of Motor Vehicle to monitor the drivers with this medical condition on an ongoing basis in reference to California, Nevada, Oregon, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware state laws.

Not only will it help keep people with these conditions safe, but also the rest of the community. We cannot afford for this type of incident to happen to another family.

 

In Loving Memory of

Randy, Crystaldawn, Sebastian, Darrian and Cyrus Stollsteimer

 

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Finally!

      Bernadette Martinez
      Petition Organizer

      We recieved word yesterday that State Representative Don Coram has represented the Stollsteimer Family in filing today the law to prevent future tragedies. The new law will require EVERY professional licensee in Colorado to report immediatly to the department of motor vehicle upon diagnosing or learning of loss, interruption or lapse of consciousness and it requires the DMV to cancel the persons license, send the person a notice by certified mail and schedule a hearing.. and is scheduled to take affect on July 1st, 2014 after approval by the house..
      FINALLY!!! LET US ALL HOPE AND PRAY THIS LAW WILL PASS!!!

    2. As shown on Denver 7 News on June 19th and 20th

      Bernadette Martinez
      Petition Organizer

      Keep up the good work!
      Sharing our story with the news has definitely gotten the word out!
      Now its up to all of us to keep pushing forward!
      Share with your neighhbors, friends, family, co-workers even strangers! :)
      Fighting for a change!

    3. Reached 1,000 signatures
    4. As shown on Fox31 News on June 17th and 18th

      Bernadette Martinez
      Petition Organizer

      Getting the word out there is VERY important! ANY way helps!
      Thankfully the local news did a story on the petition!
      Keep up the good work!
      Thank you EVERYONE for your support!!!

    5. Reached 500 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Glen Augustine NORTHGLENN, CO
      • 9 months ago

      I was almost killed by a driver who was experiencing a seisure. Nothing happened to the driver.

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    • terry aguilar SEATTLE, WA
      • 10 months ago

      This is family of some friends and a family could still be alive if this law had been in place!!!

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    • Kevin Sanchez WESTMINSTER, CO
      • 10 months ago

      Believe drives with this condition should have limits to prevent this from happening again. She should not have been on the road with a condition like this.

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    • lisa burns PALM COAST, FL
      • 10 months ago

      I knew them personally and I think it is only right that a person that has a medical condition that jeopardizes lives and takes them needs to be monitored

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    • Anastasia Navarro DENVER, CO
      • 10 months ago

      5 people were killed.

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