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The Colorado State Patrol is continuing to investigate the accident that occurred between a passenger vehicle and a Steamboat Springs Transit Bus on Hwy 40 late in the afternoon on Tuesday, March 29th.
Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue was dispatched to a multivehicle car accident involving a passenger vehicle and an SST bus at the intersection of Highway 40 and County Road 42. Response included 1 Fire Engine, 1 Fire Command Vehicle, and 4 ambulances staffed by the on-duty crew of 8 and 5 off- duty personnel. Updates from Routt County Communications included that there was one person semi-conscious in a passenger vehicle needing extrication and multiple people injured on an SST bus.
Engine 6-2 was the first unit to arrive on scene. Incident command was initiated by Captain Scott Hetrick. The on-duty ambulances arrived after clearing from concurrent calls. Two reserve ambulances quickly arrived on scene staffed by off-duty personnel. One occupant was extricated from the passenger vehicle, using the “Jaws of Life,” the patient was transported in critical condition to Yampa Valley Medical Center. Five additional patients were transported to Yampa Valley Medical Center in the remaining three ambulances, 2 with moderate injuries and 3 with minor injuries.
Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue was assisted by Colorado State Patrol, Routt County Sherriff’s Office, Steamboat Springs Police Department, Routt County Communications and Personnel from Steamboat Springs Transit.
The Colorado State Patrol is continuing to investigate this accident. The City is grateful for the assistance provided by the bystanders who were first on the scene and assisted those involved in the accident, and appreciates all of the efforts of the emergency responders and personnel in helping the victims and others involved. “Our thoughts are with those injured in the accident and we wish everyone a quick recovery,” said Gary Suiter, Interim City Manager.
Please contact Gary Suiter, Interim City Manager with any questions at 970-871-8240.