Interstate 80-West Reopens Following a 47 Vehicle Crash
On Monday April 14th, after approximately 18 hours, Interstate 80 westbound near Elk Mountain was reopened following a pileup crash involving at least 47 vehicles including several tractor-trailers. The initial crash occurred on Sunday afternoon, April 13th, in snowy, icy and windy conditions with limited visibility. Multiple crash victims were transported to at least three different hospitals – in Laramie, Rawlins and Fort Collins, Colorado to receive treatment for their injuries. The Spence Law Firm is investigating the causes of this massive crash.
The Spence Law Firm, LLC litigates against major trucking companies from coast to coast when their negligence injures or kills another motorist. The section of interstate 80 (I-80) through Wyoming is one of the most dangerous stretches of road in the country for motorists. Rear-end collisions often are the result of commercial trucks speeding or driving their tractor-trailers carelessly, especially when they are distracted by cell phones or other electronics. Distracted driving, including texting, cell phone use, and talking on the phone while operating a big rig, pose a serious risk to motorists on the road. According to the Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS), Wyoming has the highest rate of deaths per population associated with trucking accidents. Drivers and victims families need to be informed about the federal regulations governing federal motor carrier safety, and commercial truck drivers.
The Spence Law Firm has decades of experience representing people injured or killed in truck accidents. Our team of Wyoming trial lawyers – along with a number of commercial truck driving experts, highway safety experts, accident reconstructionists, biomechanical engineers, investigators, and others – litigates against powerful trucking companies to protect the rights of motorists and to obtain compensation for injuries and deaths caused by negligent and reckless truck drivers.