Portions Of I-25 Shut Down Due To A Semi-Truck Hitting An Overpass
Portions of I-25 that were shut down due to a semi-truck hitting an overpass have been reopened, according to 9 News. A commercial truck that was driving in the wrong lane damaged the bridge at the Speer Blvd overpass when it made contact as it went through. A portion of the freeway was shut down for several hours, one woman was seriously injured, and the driver was cited for the criminal charge of careless driving resulting in serious bodily injury. Engineers believe that the damage to the overpass is minor, and that the structure is sound and safe to use, but minor repairs will be made. Chunks of metal and concrete damaged four cars, with one piece smashing through a woman’s windshield.
While it is very fortunate that only one person was injured in this crash, the physical injuries that the woman suffered could prove to be severe, with long-term medical consequences. It is vital that commercial truck drivers always keep in mind how potentially dangerous their vehicles are, and how much damage could be done when they driver carelessly. While trucking companies generally carry insurance for their drivers, they also usually have attorneys on staff to fight claims against their insurance.
Contact the Denver trucking accident attorneys at Denver Trial Lawyers ® today if you or a family member have been seriously injured by the careless or negligent driving of a commercial trucker. While the vast majority of professional drivers are well-trained, and extremely cautious drivers, the aftermath of an accident with a vehicle that is so much bigger and heavier than a car, SUV, or pick-up truck can be catastrophic. Denver Trial Lawyers ® has helped numerous Coloradans who have been injured by the negligence of others, with many decades of combined legal experience and skill.