One person was seriously hurt in an accident that occurred in Fort Collins on the evening of Monday, June 25. The accident involved a motorcycle and a delivery truck. Reportedly, at around 7:12 p.m., the delivery truck attempted a turn in front of the motorcycle at Shields Street's intersection with Truxtun Drive. Truck accidents can be especially harmful when a motorcycle is involved.
The motorcycle was being operated by a 45-year-old man. After the truck turned in front of the motorcycle, the motorcycle skidded and the 45-year-old man was ejected from it. The 45-year-old man and the motorcycle then slid across the street. Neither the motorcycle nor the 45-year-old man hit the delivery truck. The 45-year-old man suffered serious injuries in this accident.
Police are looking into whether alcohol was a factor in this motor vehicle accident. Additionally, police are also considering whether speeding played any role in this incident.
As this incident illustrates, motor vehicle accidents can result in an individual getting seriously injured.
Because motor vehicle accidents can be so harmful, it is very important for truck drivers who operate in Colorado to do everything they reasonably can to prevent auto accidents. This includes practicing safe and attentive driving and avoiding engaging in reckless conduct when out on the roads. It also includes obeying all applicable traffic laws when behind the wheel.
One hopes that truck drivers who operate in Colorado will do what they can to help keep the state's roads safe for everyone who uses them.
Source: Coloradoan.com, "Motorcyclist seriously injured in Fort Collins crash," June 26, 2012