South Metro I-25 Semi Accident

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I-25 Semi Accident

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At 20:48 on November 4th, 2018 South Metro Fire Rescue responded to a semi accident on the northbound off ramp from I-25 to Belleview Ave. in Greenwood Village.  The semi struck a highway barrier resulting in a violent crash that ejected the motor and destroyed the truck.  Miraculously the driver safely exited the cab uninjured and no other vehicles were involved. With the axles ripped away and the frame rails separated, firefighters used stabilizers to prevent the truck cab from tipping over.  The driver side fuel tank was torn open and spilled a large quantity of diesel that began flowing into the storm drains.  Firefighters stood ready with a hose line in case the flammable liquid ignited, and they used absorbent booms and dirt to prevent the spill from getting any worse.  Absorbent was also spread across the scene to soak up motor oil and other mechanical fluids that leaked.  The SMFR Hazardous Materials Team electrically grounded the truck, drilled a hole in the remaining saddle tank and used a siphon to offload the remaining fuel into barrels. South Metro crews were on scene for nearly 4 hours when clean-up operations were turned over to Greenwood Village Police Department. 

Units on Scene: Battalion 32, Safety 31, Engine 31, Medic 31, Tower 32, Haz-Mat 38, DeCon 3, Medic 37, Tower 35 & PIO 30

Greenwood Village Police Department

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Comments 1

  1. Now I know why there weren’t any fries at Micky D’S yesterday! So glad driver was okay!!! Great Pics as always!!!

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