Certain cars aren’t necessarily more dangerous than others. Any vehicle can potentially be involved in an accident that could leave a driver or passenger seriously injured. However, there have recently been two back to back accidents that have involved jeeps in Colorado Springs.
The first accident occurred last Wednesday on East Fillmore. According to reports, a man was driving a jeep when he started heading westbound in the eastbound lanes. It wasn’t long before he found himself directly in the path of an approaching semi-truck.
The two vehicles collided head-on and the semi-truck’s gas tank was punctured. The collision caused a massive fuel leak and nearly 30 gallons poured onto the roadway. The road was closed for over 5 hours, but the Colorado Springs Fire Department was able to control the leak before a fire was ignited.
The young jeep driver suffered minor injuries and had to be taken to the hospital. The accident seemed like it was entirely his fault, however. According to police, the driver was under the influence of drugs at the time of the wreck and has since been cited for that along with other traffic charges.
In the second accident, the outcome may have been made much, much worse because the automobile involved was a jeep. In the days preceding the previous accident, a man was in his jeep when he drove through a fence and was ejected from the vehicle. Without having the usual structure surrounding you in a vehicle, the man was thrown from the jeep and lost his life. The accident is still under investigation.
Colorado Springs Auto Accident Lawyers
The type of vehicle isn’t a common cause of an accident, but a common cause is negligence. However, if you or a loved one have been injured in a wreck that wasn’t your fault, you could be entitled to receive money. To put someone on your side, contact the Colorado Springs auto accident lawyers at Heuser & Heuser for a free case review.
Chris Loveless, August 04, 2014.