Two injured after furniture truck drives off I-70 and lands on Edwards road
A moving van left Westbound Interstate 70 on Winslow Road in Edwards on Thursday. Two men were injured and it took most of Thursday morning to clear the scene. (Eagle River Fire Prevention District)
Two men were injured in an accident Thursday morning in which a moving van was sent from Interstate 70 to Winslow Road in Edwards.
The truck driver, a 22-year-old man, and a passenger, a 23-year-old man, were “seriously injured,” according to Colorado State Patrol Master Gary Cutler. The driver had to be pulled out from behind the wheel by first responders.
Cutler said a man was taken to the Vail Health hospital. The other was taken to Denver Health Hospital.
Cutler said the truck left the freeway at the flyover over Winslow Road heading west. The crash and its clean-up work closed the road from just after 9 a.m. to just after noon.
Winslow Road in Edwards was closed for several hours Thursday morning due to a truck accident. The impact of the accident threw the truck off the axles and the vehicle had to be loaded onto a flatbed truck.
According to Tracy LeClair, Community Risk Manager and Public Information Officer for the Eagle River Fire Protection District, the road was closed for the morning as the truckload had to be emptied. The force of the accident – against one of the retaining walls on the overpass – threw the truck off its axles, so that the vehicle had to be placed on a flatbed truck and removed from the scene.