Friday, February 10, 2006
Steamboat Springs Four people suffered minor to serious injuries in a car crash on Rabbit Ears Pass on Friday afternoon, according to the Colorado State Patrol.
Trooper Rick Kaspar said a silver Mitsubishi Lancer traveling west on U.S. Highway 40 about five miles outside Steamboat Springs slid on ice while rounding a downhill curve. The Lancer skidded into the eastbound lane and collided head-on with a Chevy Silverado. Each vehicle had two passengers, Kaspar said.
All four people were transported to Yampa Valley Medical Center. Kaspar said he didn't think the injuries were life-threatening.
Debris was strewn across U.S. 40 near the accident scene. The Silverado sustained significant damage to its grill and hood, and the front end of the Lancer was shattered.
Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue workers and Colorado State Patrol troopers responded to the scene.