A Colorado truck driver has been charged with vehicular homicide after a fatal trucking accident occured in Rapid City, South Dakota. The 53-year-old driver worked for a Denver-based trucking company called Navajo Express. The trucker crossed the median on Interstate 90 and crashed head-on into a Jeep traveling the opposite direction. The driver of the Jeep was killed. After the crash, the driver admitted to using Ambien, a medication for insomnia, two days before the fatal collision occurred. (more…)
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Road accidents that involve trucks are some of the most deadly accidents. If you or someone you know has been involved in a crash involving a truck, you need to get help from a truck accident attorney. This is because trucks are complex machines and some of the massive tractor-trailers that you see travelling on the roads are often equipped with advanced onboard computer systems. Although they are needed to transport goods and products from one place to another, they do pose a significant safety concern to other people on the roads. (more…)
A commercial truck driver was ticketed in connection with an accident at the Speer Blvd. overpass across I-25 in Denver, according to 9 News. Road signs warn well in advance of a clearance that some semi-trucks can’t make in certain lanes, but the driver in this case was in the wrong lane, and hit the overpass. Chunks of concrete and metal debris came down on the road, damaging four cars, and seriously injuring the driver of one. A Denver Police spokesman indicated that the woman was seriously injured but is expected to survive. She had two children in the car with her; the children were not injured. The bridge itself sustained minor damage, but engineers have determined that it is still safe.
With an incredible difference in size and weight from passenger vehicles, commercial semi-trucks have the potential to create terrible wrecks. When a truck strikes a car directly, it is quite common for serious injury or death to result. In some cases, those who are injured in these kinds of crashes have serious traumatic brain injuries, which may result in completely changed life and a lifetime of medical bills. While these bills will keep mounting forever, the trucking companies lawyers will probably be fighting hard to make sure that those expenses aren’t their problem. Even if their driver was negligent in the accident.
Contact dedicated Colorado trucking accident attorney Mickey Smith today to discuss your options if you or a loved one have been seriously injured in a commercial vehicle crash. Mickey has helped countless Coloradans to protect their rights, and to recover financial compensation for medical bills, property damage, lost wages, and pain and suffering after serious accidents caused by the negligence of others. Mickey has many years of experience, and possess the legal skills you need to get the best possible outcome for your accident. He works on a contingent fee basis, which means that you pay him only after he recovers compensation for you. For more information and a FREE CASE EVALUATION, contact Pueblo trucking accident attorney Mickey Smith today at (719)544-0062.
According to the Denver Post, a semi-truck carrying the popular sports drink, Gatorade, rolled over near Colorado City along Interstate 25. The accident occurred early in the morning and shut down northbound lanes of I-25 for a period of time. The semi-truck held two passengers at the time of the crash. Both passengers were removed from the vehicle by emergency personnel and then airlifted to a local hospital with serious injuries. No other vehicles were mentioned to be involved in the accident and police officials are still investigating the cause of the dangerous roll over crash. Luckily, the supply of Gatorade was not hazardous in any way as many shipments of other fatal trucking accidents can be.
Have you or a family member been involved in a traffic accident? Contact a Colorado commercial vehicle accident attorney to further discuss your options and legal right
Commercial trucks heavily populate Colorado highways and therefore it is extremely important to know how to properly drive among the large trucks in order to keep everyone on the road safe. Be aware of blind spots and road conditions and always allow for plenty of space between you and the truck.
If you or a loved one have been involved in a vehicle collision and have questions concerning your case, then contact an experienced Pueblo trucking accident lawyer today. Semi-truck accidents are often some of the most devastating highway accidents a vehicle can be involved with. Mickey Smith is a dedicated personal injury attorney that will work with insurance companies to make sure that someone else’s negligence does not cause you unjustified financial or medical hardship. For more information and a FREE CONSULTATION, contact Mickey Smith at (719)544-0062.
A trucker from Texas has pleaded guilty in causing the deaths of two women during a 2009 snow storm. According to 7News, Richard Widmier pleaded guilty to two counts of vehicular homicide on Wednesday in state court. Widmier was driving his tractor trailer eastbound on I-70 when it slammed into the back of a Jeep Liberty killing both women inside almost instantly. Investigators said that the Jeep was traveling in the far right lane at about 15 miles an hour due to white out conditions. Witness statements and accident reconstruction indicated that the tractor trailer was traveling between 56 and 63 miles an hour at the time of the collision.
When a large truck and a passenger vehicle collide, the results can be devastating. According to the “Large Truck Crash Causation” study by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, when a passenger vehicle is in an accident with a tractor trailer, semi truck or an 18 wheel truck, the smaller vehicle’s passengers are more likely to be seriously injured or killed than those in the truck. The study reviewed 120,000 large truck accidents that occurred from April 2001 to December 2003. The study involved 241,000 total vehicles where injuries directly resulted from the accident finding that 44,097 crashes resulted in incapacitating injuries.
If someone you love has been injured or killed in an automobile accident, it is important to contact an experienced Pueblo personal injury attorney immediately. Compensation may be needed to pay for medical expenses, rehabilitation, lost wages and emotional pain and suffering. No matter what type of accident you were involved in, a Pueblo personal injury attorney can help navigate you through the entire legal process, so you can focus on more important things. Call the Pueblo Personal Injury Law Office of Mickey M. Smith today at (719) 544-0062 for a free consultation.
The driver of a trash truck has been cited by Pueblo police for “careless driving causing bodily injury” after the driver pulled out in front of a motorcycle causing the motorcycle to collide into the truck. According to The Pueblo Chieftain, the motorcyclist, who was not wearing a helmet, was taken to Parkview Medical Center “suffering serious bodily injury and a broken jaw.”
The article mentioned above was quick to point out that the motorcyclist was not wearing a helmet. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, nearly 96,000 people were injured in motorcycle accidents in the US in 2008. Many of these injuries involved serious head and brain injuries, which were the result of riders failing to wear helmets. Head and brain injuries can leave a person with months of recovery and sometimes a lifetime’s worth of side effects. It is important for riders to realize the dangers of riding without a helmet and to take proper precautions whenever going for a ride.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a motorcycle accident, it is important to obtain an experienced Pueblo Motorcycle Accident Attorney to review your case. An attorney at the offices of Mickey W. Smith can assist you throughout the legal process. Contact us today at (719) 544-0062 for a free consultation and review of your case.
A 4-year-old boy was seriously injured on Thursday in an accident on Sante Fe Boulevard. According to the Denver Post, a man and his son were in their stalled vehicle when another vehicle, which police say was traveling very fast, slammed into the vehicle. The man and boy were taken to the hospital. The man suffered a broken arm in the accident. There is no word on what charges might be filed against the other driver.
A car accident can result in serious injury and death. According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, a staggering 37,261 people died in motor vehicle crashes in the U.S. in 2008.
If you or someone you love is injured in an automobile accident, it is important to contact an experience Colorado car accident attorney immediately. Compensation may be needed to pay for medical expenses, rehabilitation, lost wages and emotional pain and suffering. No matter what type of accident you were involved in, a Pueblo personal injury attorney can help navigate you through the entire legal process, so you can focus on more important things—-your recovery. Call the Pueblo Personal Injury law office of Mickey M. Smith today at (719) 544-0062 for a free consultation.
According to the Daily Sentinel, a coal train collided with a semi-trailer truck on June 3, 2010 at 9:54 a.m. The Colorado trucking and train accident occurred near Hotchkiss, Colorado where J.80 Road crosses the railroad tracks and caused Colorado Highway 133 to be closed. The empty coal train was towing 109 empty cars when it collided with the large semi-truck that was attempting to cross the tracks. Luckily, there were no injuries reported to either party.
In 2008 alone, 380,000 large trucks were involved in accidents across the United States, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. These accidents were responsible for 4,229 fatalities and over 90,000 injuries. (source) While this Colorado trucking accident did not produce any injuries, the majority of trucking accidents are catastrophic and can lead to devastating injuries. Injuries to the head, neck and spine can lead to a lifetime of disabilities and chronic pain.
If you or someone you love is injured in a Colorado trucking accident, it is important to contact an experienced Colorado trucking accident attorney immediately. Due to the severity of these accidents, you may need financial compensation to cover medical expenses, rehabilitation and lost wages for years to come. Your Colorado trucking accident attorney can review your case to determine who the responsible parties are and file any claims necessary. Call the Pueblo injury law firm of Mickey W. Smith today at (719)544-0062 and receive a free consultation of your case and an explanation of your legal options.
A 17-year-old boy was killed in a single vehicle accident on Tuesday just west of town. The Colorado State Patrol identified the teen as Eric D’Ambrosia of Gardner. According to the Pueblo Cheiftain, a patrol report states that excessive speed was considered a contributing factor in the crash. The accident happened on Road 550 about 3 miles west of town. The patrol said that D’Ambrosia was driving westbound when he traveled off the right side of the road. The car re-entered the roadway briefly before being overcorrected and veering off the road again. The car hit a fence before rolling end over end. D’Ambrosia was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident and was ejected from the vehicle. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
According to the Colorado State Patrol, in 2008, 548 people in Colorado were killed in motor vehicle involved crashes. Of the 548 fatalities, 42 were pedestrians, 83 were motorcyclists and 56 were semi-truck involved.
If you have been injured or someone you love has been killed in an automobile accident, it is important to contact an experience Pueblo Car Accident Attorney immediately. Compensation may be needed to pay for medical expenses, rehabilitation, lost wages and emotional pain and suffering. No matter what type of accident you were involved in, a Pueblo personal injury attorney can help navigate you through the entire legal process, so you can focus on more important things.Call the Pueblo Personal Injury Law Office of Mickey M. Smith today at (719) 544-0062 for a free consultation.
One person was killed Saturday in a crash involving two cars and a semi-trailer on U.S. 287 south of Pueblo. The Pueblo Chieftain is reporting that Hilton Sease of Aurora was pronounced dead at the scene from injuries he sustained in the crash. The accident happened shortly after midnight on U.S. 287 about 18 miles south of Pueblo. The Colorado State Patrol said the semi-trailer was traveling southbound when it attempted to pass a Toyota Camry in a no-passing zone. The semi then struck a Chrysler New Yorker, killing Sease, and sending it head-on into the Camry. The driver and another passenger in the New Yorker were seriously injured in the crash. The driver and two passengers in the Camry sustained minor or no injuries. The semi driver was also unhurt in the accident. The driver of the semi was arrested and charged with one count of careless driving resulting in death, three counts of careless driving causing injury and one count of passing on left where prohibited.
According to Car-Accidents.com, There were nearly 6,420,000 auto accidents in the United States in 2005. A staggering 2.9 million people were injured and 42,636 people killed. Roughly 115 people die every day in vehicle crashes in the United States.
If you or someone you love was injured in an automobile accident, it is important to contact an experienced Pueblo Colorado car accident attorney immediately. Call the Pueblo injury law firm of Mickey W. Smith today at (719)544-0062 and receive a free consultation of your case and an explanation of your legal options.