Asphalt Truck Spills Over

This morning, May 10th, at around 7 a.m. an asphalt truck tipped over, spilling its contents all over Sante Fe Blvd. and W. Sheridan Blvd. in Sheridan, Colorado. 9 News has more details on this story. Luckily no injuries have been reported as of the time of this blog but the incident serves as a reminder to all of us that safety should be the number one priority for commercial truck drivers.

Did you know that motor vehicle crashes, including collisions with semi-trucks is the leading causes of death for people between the ages of 4 and 34? This information is based upon a 2003 study performed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Association. This is yet another reason why it is vital to make sure that commercial truck drivers and the companies that put them on the road are held to the highest possible safety standards. In addition, if you are injured in a collision with a semi-truck it is vital to ensure that your rights are protected and that you submit your claim against the responsible parties — the driver of the semi-truck and the company that employs him. The attorneys at Bachus & Schanker can help, give us a call.