Clear Creek Canyon Semi Rollover

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Clear Creek Multi-Car Accident

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At 01:46 on January 23rd, 2013 Golden Fire Department was dispatched west of Tunnel # 1 on Hwy. 6 for a multi-car accident, rolled over oil tanker and two vehicles in the ice/water.  Upon arrival there were three entrapments in two vehicles approximately 200 yards apart.  Both vehicles were over the embankment in the ice/water of Clear Creek.  Approximately 200 gallons of asphalt oil leaking from a 6000 gallon hot tanker.  Mutual-aid was requested from Fairmount Fire Protection District for additional manpower and extrication equipment.  Three patients were extricated by fire personnel.  A total of five patients were transported to a local hospital with three being in critical condition and two in fair condition.  Colorado State Patrol Hazmat Team responded and secured the leak with assistance from Golden.  The tanker contents was off loaded into another tanker before up righting.  The asphalt oil solidified in the cooler temperatures and on the ice. Additional information provided by Chief Bales, Golden Fire Department

Units on Scene:

Golden: Battalion 22, Chief 21, Rescue 22, Engine 25, Water Rescue 21, Medic 21 & Medic 22

Fairmount: Engine 32

American Medic Response: AMR 121, AMR 146 & AMR 148

Jefferson County Sheriff, Colorado State Patrol & Golden Police Department

Photo courtesy of Golden Fire Department

Photo courtesy of Golden Fire Department

Photo courtesy of Golden Fire Department

Photo courtesy of Golden Fire Department

Photo courtesy of Golden Fire Department

Photo courtesy of Golden Fire Department

Photo courtesy of Golden Fire Department

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