The Accident Lawyers Network Blog
Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Fast Moving Storm Kills 3 on Front Range
A spring snowstorm just in time for Monday morning's commute is being blamed for numerous auto accidents along Colorado's Front Range. There was an 18 car pileup, a school bus crash, and at least three deaths. Though there wasn't much accumulation in the Denver area, the roads were slick enough to hamper driving on all major roads and highways.
The Colorado State Patrol said the three reported deaths occurred in three separate accidents. In two of the three accidents, the drivers lost control of their vehicles and crossed into oncoming traffic. The third fatality occurred when the driver slid into a ditch.
Other accidents reported include a pileup on I-70 near Strasburg, Colorado. State Patrol has said that was caused by one car, which had stopped to help a stranded driver, and was then hit by a truck. One person was critically injured.
The 18 vehicle pileup involved four tractor-trailers and several passenger vehicles. Only minor injuries were reported.
While many states had an extremely dry winter, including Colorado, and spring is officially here, snow and freezing temperatures are still a hazard for those who have to drive to work every day. Colorado just had a foot of snow dumped on it last week, which melted quickly over the weekend. The Monday morning snowstorm may have caught many off guard after a storm of that size.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an auto accident, please contact an experienced personal injury lawyer in your area.
posted by Neil at 11:24 AM
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