I-70 Westbound Colorado accident

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  1. JIM BOB

    JIM BOB Super Moderator Staff Member

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  2. Ump

    Ump Big Dave's and Billy Lo's love child.

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    It was bad.. Really good guy. Seen pictures of the tractor , still trying to figure out how he survived.
     
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    roadtrain7 New Member

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    Hopefully can make a full recovery.
     
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    Heard it broke his back.He is very lucky only by the Grace of God
     
  5. Ump

    Ump Big Dave's and Billy Lo's love child.

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    Couple ribs also. Was in the water long enough to be treated for hypothermia. Great job by Rescue to get him stabilized and airlifted to GJN. Surgery on his back was successful and he's got feeling back in his lower extremities. All in all he's lucky to be alive.
     
  6. Songremainsthesame

    Songremainsthesame Well-Known Member

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    Thank God he survived!! Any word on what caused the accident?
     
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    kenneth Well-Known Member

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    Look like snow & ice on road
     
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    Songremainsthesame Well-Known Member

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    In that part of the world I wouldn’t doubt it. Colorado is beautiful, but not from a cab of a truck this time of year.
     
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    Worked @ Copper MT from 80 to 84. Drove many times to Vail (20) away or to Denver to get customers. It was a fun trip going thru the Eisenhower Tunnel in a 1980 VW air cooled van with luggage & skiers. Going up the Mtn was easy. Going down with out sliding in to the ditch, different ballgame. The 3 previous years I drove all the inter mountain area in a semi delivering off the road recapped tires. That experience is what kept me safe @ Copper Mtn. Every spring we re-built the brakes & R & R the shocks. That VW never broke down & we drove the hell out of it each year.
     
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