According to the Colorado Springs Gazette, one person has died after a multi-car accident involving a semi-truck. Colorado State Patrol responded to the accident at mile marker 189, north of Castle Pines, on I-25. Four vehicles were involved in the accident including a semi-trailer.
The semi-truck started experiencing mechanical problems and the driver attempted to pull over to the left shoulder when an SUV behind the semi clipped the truck’s trailer. The female driver, Allison Manlove, 19, was ejected from the SUV and died at the scene. Two cars were tangled up with the SUV, and two people in one of the vehicles had to be taken to a nearby hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries.
In Pottsville, PA, another serious injury was caused by a semi-truck accident. An Orwigsburg woman filed a lawsuit against MRD Lumber Co for unspecified money damages as compensation for the injuries she suffered in the crash in front of MRD’s former business location. Suzanne Holley told a jury that she had no warning before an August 2004 accident on Route 61 that left her with serious leg injuries. Holley testified that she saw the nose of the truck coming out of the MRD parking lot as she was driving her 2000 Oldsmobile Alero. The truck driven by Edward J. Yaeger pulled out in front of her and blocked both southbound lanes. Holley saw the nose of the truck blocking both yellow lines and the rear of the truck was still coming out of the driveway. Holley suffered a torn posterior cruciate ligament and a torn medial meniscus in her left knee as a result of the truck accident.