It’s safe to assume most motorists know that winter weather can create hazardous driving conditions. Here in Colorado, the weather during winter can be brutal and plays a role in thousands of car accidents every year. Snowstorms can seemingly pop up out of nowhere and take motorists by surprise. When conditions become extreme, it’s best to refrain from driving altogether, but sometimes traveling is just unavoidable. Unfortunately, when winter weather hits, some drivers may not be careful as they should be and end up causing pile-up crashes.
Massive pile-up crashes
Recently in Denver, two separate pile-up crashes during snowy conditions affected dozens of vehicles and injured several motorists. The accidents happened along Interstate 25 during the afternoon hours as winter weather moved into the region. According to police reports, one accident in the northbound lanes involved at least 50 vehicles and shut down I-25 north.
Reportedly, another pile-up crash happened a few hours earlier in the southbound lanes of Interstate 25. Authorities said the accident involved at least 20 vehicles. A total of five people were injured in the crash, reports said. Unfortunately, brutal winter weather conditions made the situation more challenging as traffic jams and road closures plagued the roadway.
Winter weather can make traveling treacherous. Tragically, it is often reckless or careless drivers who make the situation worse by being negligent behind the wheel and causing accidents. Victims and families who suffer injuries or loss in car accidents caused by the negligence of another party may want to consider speaking with a trusted and knowledgeable attorney. A successful claim could result in a substantial monetary award to help victims and families recover from a traumatic accident.