Pueblo, CO (October 18, 2023) – A truck driver lost their life as a result of a fatal accident that occurred on Sunday in Pueblo, Colorado.
Reports from the Colorado Department of Transportation show that a train was traveling over a railroad bridge near Interstate 25 when it collapsed. The train derailed and spilled coal, resulting in several mangled rail cars being stretched across the roadway, prompting the closure of the interstate.
During the accident, a semi-truck was struck, resulting in the 60-year-old driver becoming trapped inside of the vehicle.
The Colorado Highway Patrol and firefighters shut down the roadway extensively as they worked to clear the scene.
The driver, who has not been identified, was fatally injured and pronounced deceased at the scene.
At this time, the incident is being investigated by the National Transportation Safety Board.
Our sympathies go out to the family of the victim who died in this crash.
Statistics from 2022 show that approximately 745 people died as a result of automobile accidents that were reported in Colorado. This number accounts for the most traffic-related deaths reported in the state since 1981. Unfortunately, many of these accidents involve semi-trucks and large commercial vehicles.
Losing a loved one due to a fatal collision can be incredibly difficult to accept. Unfortunately, families are often forced to deal with overwhelming financial burdens that just make it more difficult to deal with the mental and emotional impacts that fatal collisions bring. For this reason, it is important that families seek guidance from a fatal truck accident lawyer early on to ensure they have the best chance of getting justice.
After losing a loved one due to a fatal accident, families have a period of up to two years to file a wrongful death claim against the responsible party. They must be able to demonstrate that negligence contributed to the accident taking place. This can be quite challenging to do, especially when insurance companies will do everything in their power to shift the blame onto your loved one. This makes it important for you to have a dedicated legal team by your side that will fight to ensure justice is served.
Losing a loved one in a fatal accident is an unimaginable tragedy, and at Burg Simpson, we are committed to providing unwavering support and legal representation for bereaved families across the United States. Our dedicated team of wrongful death lawyers have a proven track record of success in securing favorable outcomes and obtaining just compensation for our clients. We understand that navigating such cases can be overwhelming, which is why we offer comprehensive services to handle all aspects of your case while you focus on moving forward. If you have lost a loved one due to someone else’s negligence, do not hesitate to reach out to us today by calling (888) 895-2080 for a free consultation. We will fight tirelessly for justice and ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve while honoring the memory of your loved one.
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