Icy roads and careless driving are two factors police believe contributed to the multiple crashes that occurred on March 23 in Glenwood Canyon, leaving several people with serious injuries. Colorado State Patrol reported that a pickup driven by 18-year-old Hailey Wells lost control on Interstate 70’s slushy-like roadway. The truck violently struck a nearby bridge rail before coming to rest in the left lane.
A friend of Wells, 45-year-old Mindy Baumgardner, was following behind the truck when the accident occurred. She stopped her vehicle on the right-hand shoulder near the wreck in order to lend aid to her friend. However, the vehicles on either side of the road posed as threats to oncoming motorists, resulting in three chain reaction crashes. In addition to Wells’ truck and her friend’s car, seven more vehicles—including two tractor trailers—were involved in accidents, blocking all lanes of westbound travel for a brief period of time.
Authorities reported that Wells broke her hand in the accident, and Baumgarden suffered major injuries to her ribs when her vehicle was hit from behind by a semi truck. Another truck accident involving a tractor trailer colliding with a car caused one passenger of another vehicle to sustain minor head injuries.
Head injuries like traumatic brain injuries that are caused by the negligence of another driver can be devastating and often fatal. Medical bills caused by these types of injuries can be overwhelming to deal with on top of everything else. You have the right to seek justice against the negligent party if the car accident you were hurt in occurred through no fault of your own. Talk with our Colorado accident lawyers today at (866) 377-3800 about your experience, and our experienced lawyers will evaluate your case at no charge to you. We have offices in both Colorado and Wyoming, and also serve clients nationwide.
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