Driver Injured in Semi-Truck Accident on I-70 in Eagle County, CO
Eagle County, CO -- October 12, 2022, one person was injured following an accident where a truck crashed and caught fire on I-70.
Investigators were called to the Glenwood Canyon area at around 6:00 a.m. near No Name.
Initial details suggest that a semi-truck somehow crashed along the interstate. This caused the truck to catch fire, and the driver was seriously burned before being removed from the truck.
Right now, the victim has not been identified, and the cause of the crash remains unclear. Investigations are ongoing.
Commentary on Semi-Truck Accident on I-70 in Eagle County
I certainly can't say what happened here, but there are certain details which inherently make it crucial to look into things more thoroughly. Any crash involving a commercial truck catching fire can involve unique factors authorities alone are rarely equipped to address on their own.
Specifically, the fact the truck caught fire can be incredibly challenging to address. This is because some trucks that catch fire only do so because their manufacturer put the fuel tanks in a negligent spot that left them too exposed. Perhaps the driver here would have been better off in a truck with a more responsible design. If police haven't looked into that, then there may need to be more thorough independent investigations.