Accident Hwy 285 at Jubilee Trail (MM230), hwy re-opened

12 Oct 2020 08:54 #1 by MountainTownAlerts
Per travelers and aspenleaf 30min ago:
3 car accident at Jubilee Trail (MM 230, between Shaffer's Crossing and Mt Evans Blvd/Hwy 126).

Parties possibly trapped inside burning vehicle. 285 at Jubilee.
ETA on scene, chopper go, at least three vehicles, heavy damage. Hwy closed in both directions.
ETA flight will be overhead in 12 minutes.
ETA third tone-out for medical unit only.
ETA standing down mutual aid. (Enough units on scene).
ETA transporting one, urgent.

Views in CDOT's webcams at Shaffer's Crossing mymountaintown.com/weather-traffic
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12 Oct 2020 08:58 #2 by MountainTownAlerts

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12 Oct 2020 09:03 #3 by MountainTownAlerts
Per James Richardson:
Per CSP: Driver 1 to St A's via ground amb not SBI, driver 3 will be flown to St A's via FFL positive SBI.

SBI = Serious Bodily Injury

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12 Oct 2020 09:57 #5 by MountainTownAlerts
Photo by Karen Gudjons-Lange of Flight For Life landed on Hwy 285 at Jubilee Trail, shared with permission:


Video of the landing posted to our Facebook Page in the comments on the post about this accident: www.facebook.com/MyMountainTown/photos/a...302/3748226408521692
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12 Oct 2020 10:05 #6 by MountainTownAlerts
CDOT 20min ago
US 285 SB: Crash at Jubilee Trail. Blocking right lane. Expect delays.


Traffic now backed up past Richmond Hill Rd, view from our webcam at Elk Creek Fire:

mymountaintown.com/weather-traffic
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12 Oct 2020 10:42 - 12 Oct 2020 10:43 #7 by MountainTownAlerts
Command terminated, all fire clearing the scene and available. Two patients transported.

Edit to update: no official word that the hwy is re-opened yet, extensive backups remain.

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12 Oct 2020 11:53 #8 by MountainTownAlerts

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12 Oct 2020 12:35 #9 by MountainTownAlerts
From Platte Canyon Fire Protection District:

Earlier today...
Platte Canyon Fire Crews were called to assist Elk Creek Fire on a 3 vehicle/car crash that occurred on Highway 285.
All 3 vehicles sustained heavy damage.
Extrication was required to remove the occupants.
Thankfully, no fatalities.
3 patients were transported (1 via flights, 2 by ground ambulance) to area hospitals with serious injuries.
Shout out to all the crews and agencies on scene and dispatch who did a tremendous job on a difficult incident

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