A truck driver suffered only non life threatening injuries after rolling his rig in Colorado on Tuesday morning.
The accident happened on July 13th in Lakewood at the C-470 westbound exit ramp on northbound Highway 285.
TRAFFIC ALERT: Right now first responders are trying to get a driver out of a rolled semi on ramp from US-285 NB to C-470 WB. Really hope the driver is OK. Ramp will be closed for a while. From US-285 NB, consider taking Simms to Quincy or Belleview to merge onto C-470. pic.twitter.com/VXC2DKKNoQ— Emily Allen (@EmilyAReports) July 13, 2021
According to Fox 31 News, the semi truck overturned while taking the exit , spilling its load of wood, sparking a small fire, and trapping the driver inside of the cab. No other vehicles were involved.
Driver from rolled semi on ramp at 285 & C470 has been transported to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. West Metro crews will remain on scene until truck is uprighted. The semi was carrying a load of lumber. pic.twitter.com/bYYIwWvgJZ— WestMetroFire (@WestMetroFire) July 13, 2021
Luckily, the first responders were able to quickly put out the fire and extricate the trucker from the rig.
The driver was then transported to a nearby hospital with injuries considered to be moderate but not life-threatening.