The Colorado State Patrol responded to several accidents last week.
On Oct. 17, Dustin Toothaker, 33, suffered moderate injuries when his 1994 Chevy Blazer struck the bridge over Surface Creek.
He was eastbound on Orchard Grove Road just west of Highway 65 when the accident occurred at about 11:30 a.m. The CSP reports that Toothaker's vehicle slid off the left side of the road and struck a concrete headwall with its front end, damaging a gas line attached to the bridge. The Blazer rolled one-half time onto its top into the creek. Toothaker told sheriff's deputies he swerved to miss a deer. Alcohol is believed to be a factor.
Tammy Hale, 46, was driving south on Ward Creek Road at about 7:15 p.m. Oct. 17 when her 1990 Honda Accord veered off the left side of the roadway, traveled down a slight embankment and partially into a ditch. Her vehicle continued to the intersection of Snowdrift Road and Ward Creek Road, where it collided with a ditch culvert and rolled end over end, coming to rest on its roof. Hale suffered minor injuries and was charged with careless driving.
On Oct. 20, Andrew Adams was driving a Chevy Suburban northbound on Highway 133, pulling a trailer. The CSP reports he lost control of the vehicle and trailer and it began fishtailing. The vehicle left the right side of the road and the trailer lost its contents. Adams, 40, suffered moderate injuries and was charged with careless driving.
In all three accidents, the driver was the sole occupant of the vehicle.blog comments powered by Disqus