In Colorado, it’s just a fact of life that drivers will have to share the road with tractor-trailers. Because they are so big, tractor-trailers can be very dangerous vehicles. To drive these behemoths lawfully, truck drivers must complete the necessary training and obtain the appropriate licenses. Unfortunately, this does not prevent them from making mistakes and causing serious or fatal truck accidents
Deadly accident blamed on negligent truck driver
A fatal accident involving a tractor-trailer has been blamed on an improperly licensed truck driver. The crash happened along Interstate 25 in Weld County. At the time of the crash, it was noted that there was a backup of traffic on the roadway. According to reports, the driver of a tractor-trailer failed to stop for the traffic and slammed into the back of an SUV.
Investigators said that the tractor-trailer was traveling at 75 mph at impact. Tragically, all five occupants of the SUV were killed in the crash, with one of those being a 3-month-old baby, authorities said. Reportedly, it was found that the tractor-trailer driver who apparently caused the crash did not possess a valid commercial license, which is a requirement for all drivers of big rigs and other commercial vehicles.
Help is available for victims and families
Unfortunately, many accidents involving tractor-trailers are fatal. Anyone in Colorado who has suffered injuries or the tragic loss of loved ones due to negligence in truck accidents has the right to speak with an attorney and take legal action. Damages from a successfully litigated lawsuit could help ease the pain and suffering of victims and families.