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Semi-Tractor vs. Pickup Highway 40 MM 155
December 8, 2016
Upon arrival on scene SSFR found a head on collision between semi-tractor trailer and a full size pick-up truck. The driver of the Semi was uninjured while the driver of the pick-up had numerous injuries and was entrapped in the pick-up. Extrication and patient care was exceptionally difficult due to the -15 F temperatures and the mangled condition of the pick-up. Using extrication crews from both departments the patient was extricated over a 2 ½ hour time period with SSFR Captain Arce commenting that it was “one of the most difficult extractions of his career.” Classic Air Medical was contacted to fly the patient directly to a Level I trauma center on the front-range.