A truck driver who allegedly caused a serious Boulder truck accident last year has recently plead not guilty to careless driving resulting in injury charges, and he’ll have the opportunity to defend himself against these charges when her trial gets underway on March 24, 2015.
According to court documents associated with this case, the defendant is a 71-year-old trucker who reportedly lost control of his semi on August 22, 2014, causing his truck to roll over and dump a massive amount of sand on two nearby vehicles.
While the people in these two vehicles had to be dug out by emergency responders (with their hands), they ultimately survived with injuries that reportedly included broken ribs and vertebrae, as well as significant lacerations and abrasions. These individuals, however, were not the only people injured in this serious Boulder truck accident, as the collision ended up triggering a three-vehicle crash behind the area where the truck’s load of sand was dumped.
Alleged Causes of this Serious Boulder Truck Accident
Currently, much of the information regarding the specific causes of this Boulder truck accident has not been made public – likely due to the fact that there is an impending trial in this case. However, what has been publicized about this Boulder truck accident is the following:
- Seven of the truck’s brakes were allegedly not adjusted properly, according to the Colorado State Patrol trooper who inspected the truck prior to the accident and who is a certified truck inspector. In fact, this trooper stated that, given the state of the truck’s brakes, one of the brake shoes would not have even hit the brake pad.
- The truck driver has stated that the collision was a result of him trying to avoid another traffic accident, as some other motorist on the road allegedly had cut him off.
While the upcoming criminal trial will likely shed more light on the various factors that contributed to this Boulder truck accident, regardless of whether the trucker is ultimately convicted or acquitted in the criminal case, the victims of this accident:
- Can still have their day in civil court
- Will have the best chances of obtaining the compensation and justice they may deserve by working with an experienced truck accident attorney.
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