Motor Vehicle Accident at Rocky Mountain National Park

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Date: May 26, 2010
Contact: Kyle Patterson, 970-586-1363

At approximately 12:45 p.m. today, May 26, a 27-year-old female from Golden, Colorado was involved in a single rollover motor vehicle accident in Rocky Mountain National Park. 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 sustained severe injuries and was airlifted by Northern Colorado Med Evac to Medical Center of the Rockies at 2:10 p.m. The woman was not wearing a seatbelt. Due to the accident Bear Lake Road was closed for over an hour and reopened at 3:00 p.m.

Park rangers greatly value the critical assistance from Estes Park Volunteer Fire Department and Estes Park Dive Rescue to extricate the victim from the vehicle. Estes Park Medical Center Ambulance staff also provided valuable assistance. Colorado State Patrol is assisting park rangers with the accident investigation. At this time, the cause of the accident is unknown. The woman’s name will not be released until family members are notified.

Last updated: February 24, 2015

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