Tractor Trailer Spills: Dangerous Cargo Makes For Dangerous Wrecks

Tractor Trailer Spills: Dangerous Cargo Makes For Dangerous Wrecks

Each and every day big trucks travel back and forth throughout our state. Often these trucks transport goods without any issue, but unfortunately, that’s not always the case. As truck accident lawyers in Colorado Springs, we know that when these trucks do cause wrecks the ensuing destruction can be incredible.

Just last week, Interstate 25 was shut down for nearly two hours, backing up traffic for miles, because of a big truck accident. According to reports, a semi-truck wrecked near the Fontanero Street exit in the middle of the afternoon. It would be 2am the next morning before traffic was back to normal.

Removing the tractor trailer itself wasn’t the most difficult part for responders. The trailer had become detached from the rig and spilled its cargo across the interstate. The semi was transporting chip seal. Chip seal is a “pavement surface treatment that combines one or more layer(s) of asphalt with one or more layer(s) of fine aggregate. In the United States, chip seals are typically used on rural roads carrying lower traffic volumes, and the process is often referred to as “asphaltic surface treatment”.

The chip seal leak made for quite a mess on the highway, but fortunately no one was injured. Often when a semi spills liquids, those liquids are flammable. In these cases the situation can go from bad to worse in an instant if they ignite. As a motorist you should always consider that a truck’s cargo could be hazardous and drive around them carefully. It’s better to be safe than sorry.

Contact Colorado Springs Truck Accident Lawyers

Heuser & Heuser know that there are more to truck accidents than meet the eye. When you’re hurt in an accident, the trucking company isn’t going to want to pay for the costly bills that follow. Our Colorado Springs truck accident attorneys have a proven record of holding these companies financially responsible when their negligence hurts our state’s drivers.