Last month, an accident between a Toyota SUV and a semi-truck resulted in one fatality, and shut down U.S. Highway 6 for multiple hours.
The accident happened in Clear Creek Canyon between I-70 and CO 119 on the afternoon of Friday, December 20th, shortly after 1 p.m. The semi-truck, rounding a bend at the time, lost it’s load, and eventually tipped over onto the SUV.
Unfortunately, according to the Colorado State Patrol, the driver of the Toyota did not survive. The truck driver lived, but did suffer from some minor injuries. Highway 6 was shut down for an extended period of time as response crews cleared the scene and investigated.
Semi-Truck Accidents by the Numbers
Each year, over 50,000 people are injured, and several thousand more killed, in traffic accidents involving large commercial trucks and buses. The majority of these deaths are passenger vehicle occupants, as would be expected. Semi-trailer trucks can weigh as much as 30 times the weight of an average passenger vehicle. The smaller vehicles, and the passengers inside them, are much more vulnerable.
These large trucks also take much more time to break and slow down than passenger vehicles, and this only made worse by poor weather conditions and slippery roads.
Given the tremendous size and weight of a semi-truck compared to a passenger car, when a commercial truck crashes with a car, pickup truck, or SUV, the results can be catastrophic.
While commercial truckers are highly trained and, in most cases, extremely skillful and cautious drivers, there are cases where a commercial driver’s negligence causes a serious accident. If you or a family member have been injured by the negligent actions of another, a Lakewood personal injury attorney at Paysinger Law, P.C. can help you fight for your rights.
Contact Our Denver Trucking Accident Lawyers Today
The trucking company will have skillful, experienced lawyers fighting to protect the company’s bottom line. You need to have someone equally skilled fighting to protect you and your family. Your family may be entitled to recover compensation for medical bills, property damage, lost wages, and pain and suffering related to the accident.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a trucking accident, it is important to speak to an attorney immediately. At Paysinger Law, our Lakewood trucking accident lawyers know how complex these cases can be. That’s why we work tirelessly for our injured clients from the start to obtain maximum compensation.
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