Complete Garfield County, CO accident reports and news.
Accidents in Garfield County are a major cause of property damage, injury, and death each year
In Garfield County, statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration show that traffic crashes remain a primary public safety issue. Car, truck, bicycle, pedestrian, and motorcycle accidents are all a common occurrence, despite improvements in vehicle safety features, road design, bicycle and pedestrian corridors, and traffic signs.
When an accident happens in Garfield County, it is important to do the following immediately:
- Remain at the crash scene;
- Check on the condition of all people involved in the crash;
- Call the police;
- Exchange information with other drivers;
- Get contact information from witnesses;
- Inform your insurance company;
- Get appropriate medical treatment, and track the details;
- Take photos of vehicle damage and injuries;
- Consider hiring a personal injury attorney.
An injury attorney handles all the details so that you don't have to.
After a Garfield County accident, there are many issues that need to be handled immediately. Dealing with doctors, repair shops, car rental companies, police, and insurance companies is overwhelming, especially when someone is seriously injured. At this point, many injured people choose to hire a personal injury attorney whose job it is to handle the details and paperwork so that you can focus on recovery.
Personal injury lawyers offer a no-cost claim evaluation to help you.
Since there is no cost to speak with a lawyer, it is a good idea to learn more about your potential personal injury claim. Accident Data Center can help you by connecting you with our network of experienced injury lawyers who can provide you with information about your rights and options. Learn more here about the value of a no-cost legal claim evaluation.
Accident Reports by city
Most recent accident reports
At around 8 a.m. a tanker truck was traveling on Highway 82 when one of its axles broke. The truck spilled liquid magnesium chloride, a chemical used to melt snow and ice on roadways, onto the road.
David Greenawald of Silt, Colorado was driving on westbound Interstate 70 when his car veered onto the right shoulder. Greenawald overcorrected, steering the vehicle onto the median where the car spun and rolled.
At around 1:30 p.m., a BMW 530 crashed into the side of a jewelry store on Eighth Street, cracking windows and spilling layers of brick. Fortunately no one was in the shop at the time, and the driver walked away unharmed.