Truck Jackknife Closes Interstate 25

May 13, 2015

In the early morning hours of January 27, 2015, Interstate 25 had to shut down because a semi jackknifed and spilled diesel fuel. The accident occurred just south of Denver in Douglas County. It was in a construction zone at about 4:15 AM. The accident caused both sides of the Interstate to close for at least an hour and a half. The driver of the truck was not injured.

The truck lost control as it traveled northbound on I-25. It hit the temporary barrier in the center of the construction zone and jackknifed. Debris from that accident also caused a second accident that involved a van. A hazard crew came out to clean up roughly 75 gallons of spilled fuel after the accident.

The road was both snowy and wet at the time of the accident, but is unclear what actually caused this accident. Given the early morning hours, it may have been related to driver fatigue.

Several legal issues will arise as a result of this incident. Presumably, this truck was being driven on behalf of a company. The company will have to address the damage to the truck, any negative aspects of the spilled fuel, and the second accident that occurred. The company will likely do their own accident report that attempts to determine if their driver was acting recklessly or was driving while fatigued.

The van driver will likely have a case against the truck driver and the trucking company because of the resulting second accident. Thankfully, this accident did not cause any serious injuries.

If you have been injured in a similar accident, call experienced truck accident attorneys as soon as possible. The Warshauer McLaughlin Law Group is ready to speak with you about your case.