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Colorado firefighters say semi ‘exited the top of a truck ramp & went down the side of a steep hill’


Firefighters in Colorado took to social media to share wild photos from what must’ve been a terrifying moment for a trucker this week.

The incident occurred near Vail, Colorado, around 10 a.m. on June 23.

According to Vail Fire and Emergency Services, “Engine 1 & 2, Battalion 3 and Wildland 3 responded to an accident where a semi had exited the top of a truck ramp and went down the side of a steep hill.”

Authorities said that the truck driver was unhurt but was trapped inside the crashed truck.

Rescue crews used a rope system to get to the trapped driver. Once crews were able to get the truck door open, the driver was able to exit the vehicle under his own power.

After exiting the truck, the driver was strapped into a harness and helped to safety using a hauling system.

The truck driver was evaluated for injury and released.

The Eagle County Paramedic Services, Colorado Department of Transportation, Colorado State Patrol and Mountain Recovery assisted in the rescue.


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