Families all across the Front Range felt the teeth-chattering chill of negative degree temperatures over the weekend. The freezing temperatures swept throughout Southern Colorado with winds that soared between 50 to 75mph. In these conditions you may be focused on bundling up to keep warm, but if you’re on the road, you’re also going to need to take extra care when driving.
Wind gusts can blow dust and snow across roads and highways, drastically obscuring a driver’s view. But having your sight obscured isn’t the only road hazard accompanied by high winds, and if you’re driving alongside a tractor trailer, you might get a frightening up-close and personal experience with the dangers of strong gusts.
Semi-trucks, with their high centers of gravity, can be easily blown over when winds get too strong. If you’re close by or trying to pass when one of the behemoths topple, you could find yourself in the middle of a serious accident.
These accidents may sound like freak occurrences, but it actually happens fairly often. It’s frequent enough that the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) sometimes bans semi-trucks from Interstates when winds gusts get too strong. In fact, CDOT had to take these measures over the weekend between Pueblo and Trinidad on I-25 in an attempt to avoid Southern Colorado truck accidents.
Big Truck Accident Attorneys in Colorado Springs
While wind gust wrecks may seem like an Act of God, it may actually be negligence on the part of a trucking company who has decided to allow their trucks on the road despite warnings against high winds. If you’ve suffered an injury in a Colorado Springs trucking accident, get help from accident attorneys with experience in handling truck accident claims.
Heuser & Heuser will answer all your questions and will fight hard to get you the compensation you deserve. Contact Heuser & Heuser today. Let them get started today on your Colorado Springs truck accident claim with a free review of your case.
Source. Colorado Connection, ‘http://www.coloradoconnection.com/news/story.aspx?id=846774#.UPQdT-Q71CM,’ Travis Ruiz, January 11, 2013.
Source. The Gazette, ‘http://www.gazette.com/articles/snow-149599-expected-colorado.html,’ Ryan Maye Handy and Matt Steiner, January 11, 2013.