A number of factors can lead to a truck accident. Even though there are a variety of factors that can contribute, a truck accident is often preventable. It's important for Colorado drivers to properly maintain their vehicles for their safety and the safety of others. In one such event, an accident took place after a truck blew a tire.
A jury in Boulder County, Colorado has issued a guilty verdict in a trial against a man accused of hitting and killing a bicyclist almost two years ago. The conclusion of the trial comes as a relief to many who have followed the case, and who have hoped that justice would be served in the matter. The fatal truck accident left a 73-year-old cycling enthusiast dead, and has outraged many in the cycling community.
A multi-vehicle highway collision is one of the most frightening events that many drivers can imagine. The chain reaction caused by one vehicle can have devastating consequences to other drivers and passengers who just happen to be on the same stretch of road when events take a turn for the worse. Many in Colorado are aware of a terrible truck accident that recently took place on Highway 69 near Westcliffe.
When it comes to automotive crashes, not all are equal. In an encounter between a car and a tractor-trailer, there can be little doubt as to which vehicle will typically come out on the losing end. However, even when a driver is in a large commercial tractor-trailer, serious injury can still result. A recent truck accident in Colorado provides an example of the tragic results that can come from a highway collision.
When police responded to a report of an accident on Interstate 70 outside of Denver, they found that two women had been killed after being hit by a truck that was towing a loaded horse trailer. The victims had stopped on the side of the road to change a flat tire. They were en route to a joint birthday celebration with another family member in Aurora at the time of the fatal accident. An 18-year-old passenger in their vehicle, the son of one of the victims, survived the crash.
Colorado State Police report that recently, two separate multi-vehicle accidents ended up sending a truck driver to a local hospital. The multi-vehicle truck accident occurred on northbound Interstate 25 at mile marker 128 in Fountain. A total of five vehicles caused the highway to be closed to traffic beginning at around 1:30 in the afternoon, with the left lane of the highway opening shortly before 3 in the afternoon and the right lane reopening shortly before 4 in the afternoon.