Tractor trailers are constantly driving along the streets around Colorado Springs, and one thing is for sure – they’re massive. They can weigh up to 80,000lbs and single trailers can be nearly 60 feet in length while double trailers can be as long as 113 feet. But another factor that can’t be overlooked is the height of these behemoths. Trailers are commonly 13’6” tall, and this height can be just as dangerous as the weight and length. A truck accident in Colorado Springs last Wednesday was a prime example.
A man driving a semi-truck later told police that he didn’t think he could make the narrow turn onto Fillmore Street and decided to cut through a parking lot instead. In doing so, his trailer got snagged on overhead lines and pulled down three utility poles.
Emergency crews soon arrived and in response closed East Fillmore Street at Prospect Street. They worked quickly to shut off electricity to the area as a precaution. The lines were ultimately found to not be electric, so no power shortages were reported in the area. No one was injured in the incident, but the truck driver was ultimately cited for ‘driving off of an approved truck route.’
“I’ve Been Hurt in a Truck Accident in Colorado Springs. What Can I Do?”
No one was hurt in this recent wreck in Colorado Springs, but unfortunately that’s not always the case. If you’ve been hurt in a Colorado Springs truck accident, chances are the truck company may be at fault, and you may be entitled to money for your injuries. A disregard for safety by trucking companies is one of the main reasons for these accidents. They constantly urge drivers to make deliveries faster and faster, which means working extended hours with poorly maintained trucks.
Colorado Springs Big Truck Accident Lawyers
The injury attorneys at Heuser & Heuser have years of experienced fighting truck companies on behalf of accident victims in Colorado Springs, Pueblo, Alamosa, Canon City, and through Southern Colorado, and they’ll fight for you, too.
Let Heuser & Heuser fight on your behalf for the compensation you deserve after you’ve been hurt. Contact them today and let them get started on your truck accident claim with a free legal consultation.
Source. KRDO.com, ‘http://www.krdo.com/news/Semi-truck-pulls-down-utility-poles/-/417220/16750540/-/k3k064/-/index.html,’ September 26, 2012.
Source. KKTV.com, ‘http://www.kktv.com/home/headlines/Semi-Hits-Polls-Driver-Trapped-In-Car-171379051.html,’ September 26, 2012.