Colorado Springs, CO (June 4, 2020) – An auto accident involving two vehicles claimed two victims’ lives early Thursday morning in Colorado Springs. At 5 a.m., on June 4, the Colorado Springs Police Department and Fire Department were called to the scene of a major motor vehicle collision on South Academy Boulevard.
Reports from the CSPD show that a sedan and an 18-wheeler collided at the intersection of South Academy Boulevard and East Fountain Boulevard. The Ford sedan went underneath the semi-truck and became entrapped. Firefighters responding to the scene had to lift up the truck to rescue the victims inside the car.
Two occupants inside the sedan were declared deceased at the scene. A third victim, who was identified as an adult male, suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was transported to an area hospital for treatment. At this time, the Colorado Springs Police Department’s Major Crash Team is investigating.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the families of the victims who lost their lives in this accident. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time.
Fatal Truck Accidents in Colorado
Every year, more than 4,800 people lose their lives in semi-truck accidents throughout the United States. Many of these accidents occur in Colorado, leaving families to grieve the sudden and unexpected loss of their loved ones. The size and weight of semi-trucks mean victims are more likely to suffer catastrophic and fatal injuries, especially for those traveling in significantly smaller vehicles. When victims lose their lives in 18-wheeler accidents, due to the negligent and reckless actions of other motorists, it is crucial that their families reach out to a truck accident attorney Colorado as soon as possible to protect their legal rights.
Many families are unaware of the insurance policies covering semi-trucks during collisions. The fact that these commercial vehicles are known for causing fatal injuries means families are more likely to secure the compensation they need from accidents caused by negligent drivers. Working with a truck accident lawyer Colorado will ensure you are able to obtain the compensation your family needs to alleviate the financial burdens related to lost wages, funeral services, burial expenses, property damages, and more.
Our attorneys at Burg Simpson have earned a nationwide reputation for providing aggressive and trusted legal representation to victims who are seriously injured in auto accidents. Our Colorado wrongful death lawyers have a proven track record of success that demonstrates our level of commitment to helping victims protect their legal rights and get the justice and compensation they deserve. Contact our accident lawyers in Colorado at (888) 895-2080 to schedule a free case evaluation as soon as possible to see how our team can help you.
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