A three vehicle accident in Colorado sent at least three people to the hospital with serious injuries. The accident involved an SUV, a tow truck that was pulling an RV, and a semi- truck that was transporting human waste. Emergency crews were called to the scene to assist with the accident as well as the human waste that spilled out during the accident. Authorities reported that the responding emergency crews were on the scene most of the afternoon cleaning up the accident and removing the RV which was on its side and blocking the road. The cause of the accident is still being investigated by the State patrol.
There are thousands of accidents each year that involve semi-trucks. These trucks transport around 11 billion tons of freight each year so it is not unusual to see these rigs on the road. Semi-trucks are at a disadvantage due to the size of their trailers and the blind spots that they cause. Drivers should always be alert when encountering a semi-truck on the road. Accidents can occur anytime but especially when trucks are attempting to pass a vehicle or changing lanes. Remaining alert can help prevent accidents but if you or a loved one is injured by a semi-truck please contact a personal injury attorney immediately. These accident cases can be sensitive and an experienced attorney will help determine if you have grounds to pursue legal action.
The personal injury attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth, LLC have over a century of experience helping those injured in vehicle accidents. We understand how stressful and expensive injuries can be and work diligently to get our clients fair compensation. Our attorneys offer free no-obligation consultations so please contact our St. Louis office if you or a loved one is in need of consult or representation.