Drivers in Colorado know that sharing the road with tractor-trailers is inevitable. These massive trucks are seemingly always present on the interstates and major highways here. Unfortunately, getting into a crash with a tractor-trailer can have life-altering consequences for motorists in smaller passenger vehicles. A recent truck accident in Adams County resulted in two people suffering injuries.
The accident happened during the morning hours in the southbound lanes of Interstate 25 just south of 84th Avenue. Reports said the driver of a sedan was traveling in the right lane near a tractor-trailer that was traveling in the lane second from the right. According to accident reports, the driver of the tractor-trailer traveled into the far right lane, collided with the sedan and kept going. Apparently, the sedan spun across the roadway and into the far left where it collided with an SUV.
Police seeking information
Authorities said the driver of the sedan and a passenger in the sedan were both injured and transported to a local medical center for treatment. The driver of the SUV was not injured. Reportedly, the driver of the tractor-trailer has not been located. Colorado State Police are asking for the public’s help identifying the driver and are urging anyone with information to contact them.
Although truck drivers are highly trained, they are human and will make mistakes. Colorado residents who have suffered injuries or the loss of loved ones in truck accidents caused by negligence reserve the right to take legal action. By speaking with an attorney and filing a lawsuit, victims and families could obtain rightful and much-needed financial relief.