Any time a car and a semi-truck collide, the results are almost guaranteed to be catastrophic in nature. It’s an unfortunate reality that passenger vehicles must share the roads with vehicles far more powerful but with a greater limitation to visibility and typically far more blind spots.
It isn’t clear yet who or what was to blame for a crash on a stretch of I-70 just west of Highway 6 in Golden recently. Three passenger cars and one semi were involved in a wreck that resulted in at least one fatality. The driver of the semi had a valid commercial license and was reportedly taken in by police for a voluntary blood test, presumably to rule out possible intoxicants in his system. He was not put in custody but potentially could be, based on the results of the pending blood test.
An autopsy on the 55-year old victim determined blunt force trauma to be the cause of her death.
If you are injured in an accident, you are facing more than the complexities of a physical recovery. You may be facing additional hardships such as medical expenses, lost wages, vehicle repairs or replacement, mental and emotional impairments and the need for ongoing rehabilitative services. If you have lost a loved one, you are facing the sizable costs of a funeral and burial and all the expenses associated with that tragic ordeal. A Colorado accident attorney may be able to assist in your garnering maximum compensation from every obligatory avenue available so as to minimize at least one form of undeserved suffering.
Source: WheatridgeTranscript.com, “Applewood woman dies in car crash,” Christy Steadman, June 9, 2016