A motorcyclist was injured in an I-70 crash involving a pickup truck towing a trailer near Silt, Colorado, according to the Glenwood Springs Post Independent. The accident took place on September 9 at about 3:34 p.m.
At that time, a 46-year-old motorcyclist was riding his BMW motorcycle westbound on Interstate 70. It was raining heavily and the rain-slick roadway caused an eastbound Dodge Ram towing a trailer to skid out of control. The Ram and its trailer skidded across the median into the westbound lanes. The trailer then became unhitched from the truck and overturned onto the BMW motorcycle.
The collision with the trailer ejected the motorcyclist from his bike onto the roadway. The rider sustained life-threatening injuries as a result of the wreck. He was initially taken to Valley View Hospital in Glenwood Springs before later being flown to Denver Health for treatment. Neither the 29-year-old driver of the Dodge Ram, who was cited for careless driving, nor his passenger, age 36, were injured in the crash.
I-70 was partially closed for almost 90 minutes while the Colorado State Patrol investigated and cleaned up the accident site.
This motorcyclist almost lost his life because of the careless driving of a fellow motorist. Through no fault of his own, he was put in harm’s way. Now he deserves to have someone on his side who knows what he is going through and can help him recover what he lost.
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