Colorado and Wyoming were hit with another round of spring snowstorms this month causing a number of car accidents, including one that involved a fire truck. The snow caused power outages to about 9,000 homes in Fort Collins, Colorado and about 38,000 homes in Greeley, Colorado. Most residents said they were unprepared for such a large amount of snowfall, especially this late in the spring season. To make matters worse, road crews could not put deicers on the roads because of the amount of moisture and slush on the streets.
Because of the icy and wet streets, mixed with the poor visibility due to the intense snowfall, there were multiple car accidents reported. Multiple sections of Interstate 70 had to be closed due to accidents. In one incident, a fire truck crash injured two people. The fire truck was headed to an accident where a car had slid into another lane and crashed. When the fire truck arrived, it was struck by another driver who lost visibility of the road. Luckily, no one was seriously injured.
Many accidents happen due to terrible weather conditions. Some motorists disregard weather related dangers and end up causing devastating, fatal vehicle accidents. Call our national injury lawyer if you or a loved one has been involved in an accident due to the other driver’s negligence. Call (866) 377-3800 to receive a free consultation of your case today.
[Tom’s Tips: Do not use cruise control or overdrive on icy roads. Use low gears to keep traction.]
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