July 8, 2013
In the wake of a Colorado Truck Accident that claimed two lives and left another man injured, the citizens of Falcon, Colorado, are questioning the safety of the intersection where the crash occurred. Residents say the crossing is plagued by collisions that are the result of a poor highway design.
The incident occurred on May 6, at the corner of Garrett and Meridian Roads in El Paso County. According to an article from The New Falcon Herald, a tow truck was heading southbound on Meridian as a Ford pickup was traveling eastbound on Garrett. As the two trucks approached the intersection, the tow truck’s driver failed to bring his vehicle to a halt for a posted stop sign and the two trucks collided. The two passengers in the pickup were killed, while the driver of the tow truck suffered injuries that required him to be transported to a hospital for treatment.
Residents of the area say there are a high number of crashes at the corner, often times because motorists fail to comply with stop signs. This prompted traffic engineers to conduct a safety study at the location that led to larger and more reflective signs at the crossing.
The Colorado Personal Injury Lawyers with McDivitt Law Firm acknowledge the dangers poorly set up or maintained roadways can present and want to help if you have been involved in an accident caused by a defective highway design.