Yampa woman seriously injured after rolling car on Colo. 131


A 26-year-old Yampa woman suffered serious but not life-threatening injuries after rolling her car on Colo. Highway 131 at about 11:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Colorado State Patrol Trooper Nathan McDowell said the woman was not wearing her seatbelt and was ejected from the car. However, her 3-year-old son was restrained and was not injured in the crash.

McDowell would not release the name of the woman Tuesday evening and said the investigation is ongoing.

He said the woman crashed her Toyota Corolla near mile marker 45. The car rolled and landed on its wheels.

The woman was taken to Yampa Valley Medical Center and then flown to a Denver-area hospital. McDowell said she suffered multiple broken bones.

Drugs and alcohol are not suspected of having contributed to the crash.

To reach Matt Stensland, call 970-871-4247 or email mstensland@SteamboatToday.com


Dan Hill 4 years, 6 months ago

I hope she is alright. I don't understand what possesses people to get in a car and not fasten their seatbelts. I have personally survived a car crash only because I was wearing a seat belt. Please people, buckle up.


Requires free registration

Posting comments requires a free account and verification.