Woman injured in auto accident at Rocky Mountain National Park
A 27-year-old female from Golden was involved in a single rollover motor vehicle accident in Rocky Mountain National Park.
At approximately 12:45 p.m. May 26, the vehicle rolled over and came to rest on its wheels in Glacier Creek along Bear Lake Road one-half mile above Hollowell Park.
The woman, whose identity has not yet been released, sustained severe injuries and was airlifted by Northern Colorado Med Evac to Medical Center of the Rockies at 2:10 p.m., according to statements released by Rocky Mountain National Park spokesperson Kyle Patterson. The victim of the accident was not wearing a seat belt.
At this time, the cause of the accident is unknown, according to Patterson.
Due to the accident, Bear Lake Road was closed for over an hour and reopened at 3 p.m.
Park rangers, the Estes Park Volunteer Fire Department and Estes Park Dive Rescue worked to extricate the victim from her vehicle. Estes Park Medical Center Ambulance staff also provided valuable assistance, and the Colorado State Patrol is assisting park rangers with the accident investigation.
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