One Colorado man was transported to the hospital this week due to the actions of a negligent semi-truck driver that collided with the victim's pick-up truck. Reportedly, the crash, which occurred just east of Loveland, Colorado, occurred when the semi driver neglected to stop for a stop sign.
Consequently, the semi collided with the pick-up truck and now the driver of the pick-up truck is reported to have what appear to be severe injuries. Additionally, clean-up crews toiled for hours to remove over 100 gallons of diesel fuel that spilled from the semi in the wake of the truck accident.
The semi driver was also transported to a hospital for assessment of his injuries, which do not appear to be as severe as the pick-up truck victim. Because of the disproportionate size of semis to passenger vehicles, there is the potential for great damage and even death. That is why it is so absolutely critical for semi-truck drivers to remain mindful -- something that this semi driver clearly failed to do.
As a result, the severely injured Colorado man could pursue a personal injury claim and seek compensation not only for his medical expenses and lost wages, but for his pain and suffering as well.
Truck accidents can be terrifying. The results can make that terror linger for all victims. Negligent parties need to be held responsible.
Source: Denver Post, "Crash east of Loveland injures 2, spills diesel," May 11, 2012