Head-on collision blocks US 40 Monday, but no one killed
April 20, 2010
Two cars collided at high speeds on Highway 40 near Granby on Monday, causing injuries but no fatalities.
The crash occurred with cars traveling at estimated speeds of around 60-65 miles-per-hour, according to personnel with Grand County Emergency Medical Services.
The passengers in one of the vehicles were two adults and a 2-month old child.
The child, who had been strapped in a car seat, was uninjured.
EMS transported one of the adults, who suffered from a deformed ankle, from Granby Medical Center to St. Anthony’s Central, according to EMS. The other passenger complaining of chest and back pain was flown in Flight for Life to St. Anthony’s.
With minor cuts and bruises, the driver of the other car refused ambulance service, EMS personnel said.
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All passengers were wearing safety belts at the time of the accident.
The accident caused Highway 40 to be shut down in both directions for about 20 minutes until police reopened one of the lanes. There appeared to have been no road hazards or weather factors that may have contributed to the cause of the accident.