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.