1-car rollover in North Routt sends 1 to hospital
July 30, 2011
Steamboat Springs — A 50-year-old male was taken to Yampa Valley Medical Center with unknown injuries after a truck he was riding in rolled over and pinned him underneath.
The accident occurred just after 4 p.m. Saturday on Forest Service Road 400, about 15 minutes outside of Clark.
Routt County Sheriff's Office Corporal Mark Mackey said he responded to the crash, and that it occurred when the truck was rounding a corner at a speed too fast for the dirt road conditions and the width of the road.
An oncoming car forced the truck to roll to the right off of the road.
The driver and one passenger sustained no injuries, and one passenger was pinned.
The man was transported to YVMC, who would not release the man's condition.
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North Routt Fire Protection ambulances were first on scene, followed by the Sheriff's Office, U.S. Forest Service and Colorado State Patrol.
Mackey said there was about a 30-minute response time.
"Witnesses and citizens were helping out with the situation," he said.
One man was from the Front Range, and the other two were from Illinois. All three were wearing seatbelts.
Mackey said alcohol could have been a factor, and that Colorado State Patrol will take over the investigation.