CBS4 is reporting that two semi-truck drivers were killed this afternoon when their tractor trailers smashed head on. The accident happened in Commerce City on Quebec Parkway between 64th
Avenue. According to reports the driver of the southbound semi-truck crossed the center divide and slammed head on into the semi-truck traveling north. Both semi burst into flames. Both drivers were killed. It is unclear if there were any passengers in either truck.
According the American Trucking Association commercial trucks represent over nine percent of all registered motor vehicles. There are over three million commercial truck drivers in the United States moving 63 percent of all freight*. Unfortunately Colorado houses the county (Weld) with the highest rate of truck related accidents of any county in the United States*. And in almost 30 percent of all truck/automobile accidents, the truck driver is found to be at fault*. * Source
If you or someone you love has been injured or killed in a commercial trucking or big rig accident
, you may want to consider speaking to a Denver trucking accident injury attorney
. If the accident was the result of the negligence of another, you may be able to recover money for medical bills, lost wages, property damage, and pain and suffering. Contact Denver Colorado lawyer John Fuller for a free commercial trucking accident case evaluation
. Call (303) 597-4500
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