1 Killed, 3 Injured in Denver, CO, Truck Accident on I-25
Denver, CO -- May 25, 2017, one person was killed and three others were injured due to an accident where a truck and a Jeep collided on I-25.
Denver Police investigators were called out to the scene of the accident in the morning hours of Thursday to the northbound lanes of I-25, just north of I-70.
According to preliminary information, a Jeep and a dump truck were both traveling northbound on the interstate. Somehow, the two vehicles collided, causing them to run off the right shoulder. The Jeep was slammed into the concrete barrier and caught on fire as a result.
The truck driver and three passengers from the Jeep were able to escape the wreckage. One of the passengers from the Jeep, however, died at the scene. The others were taken to a hospital for treatment, some with critical injuries. The truck driver was not injured.
Police have yet to determine what the cause of the accident was. No further information is available.
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Usually with these serious accidents, police investigators release information very quickly about what occurred. Considering it has been well over 24 hours and we still don't even know what caused the accidents tells me this is an incredibly complex accident. I'm not surprised at all, considering not only did it involve a commercial vehicle, but the vehicles caught on fire. Such a chaotic scene is rarely simple to investigate, especially for police.
Now what I mean by that isn't that police are bad at their jobs--in fact many officers have a lot of experience with these sorts of accidents. The fact of the matter is that most police departments simply do not have the time, personnel, or resources required for conducting an in-depth investigation into such a complex accident--at least not a thoroughly as those affected deserve. Due to this, a lot of very crucial information can fall through the cracks during preliminary examinations. Certain factors--mechanical failures or product defects, for example--can be very subtle and easily overlooked by those who aren't looking for them.
When an accident involves this level of complexity and involves serious injuries and fatalities, there can be no effort spared when seeking the truth of what occurred. As such, the accident absolutely must be examined by an experienced professional who knows all of the factors that could be involved here. That way, any and all factors which could have contributed to this accident can be carefully consider and either ruled out or confirmed through concrete evidence. Regardless of the outcome of such an investigation, the most important thing in the moments following a tragic accident is to get the full story.
--Grossman Law Offices