Man hurt in Gypusm roll over
Gypsum, CO Colorado
GYPSUM, Colorado “-A man was taken to Vail Valley Medical with an injured shoulder and rib after the car he was driving rolled over on Interstate 70 near Gypsum, the Colorado State Patrol says.
A 2003 Cadillac CTS, driven by Janardo D. Washington, was west bound on Interstate 70 approaching Gypsum around 2:30 p.m. Washington drifted off the left side of the interstate, overreacted to being in the median and placed the vehicle into a counterclockwise spin as it returned to the pavement, Colorado State Patrol Cpl. Dennis Gibbons said.
The spin continued and caused the vehicle to again run off the left side of the pavement. It rolled two times in the median, hit an embankment on the east side of an emergency vehicle crossover and became airborne. The Cadillac landed in the east bound lanes rolling a third time. The vehicle came to a stop in the right east bound lane facing south, Gibbons said.
Passing motorists and fishermen at the Gypsum Ponds tried to help. Washington, who was wearing a seat belt, was helped out of the vehicle, treated on scene by members of Gypsum Fire Protection District and Western Eagle County Ambulance District. Washington, whose age and home town were not released, was then taken to Vail Valley Medical Center for further treatment of a broken shoulder and rib.
It appears Washington was distracted by the radio causing him to drift off the roadway, Gibbons said.
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The Colorado State Patrol would like to remind everyone to always wear their seat belts and be aware of the dangers of distractions and driving while tired, Gibbons added.