Frisco wreck requires Jaws of Life to extricate woman |

Frisco wreck requires Jaws of Life to extricate woman

Special to the Daily/Lake Dillon Fire-Rescue Crews from Lake Dillon Fire-Rescue, Red, White and Blue Fire and the Summit County Ambulance Service extricate a woman involved in a head-on collision on Colorado 9 at the entrance to the Frisco Nordic Center on Tuesday morning. The woman was pinned in a Volkswagen Golf for about 45 minutes after the crash with a Ford F-250 pickup truck and a GMC Yukon on icy roads. None of the people involved were believed to have suffered life-threatening injuries.

A Ford F-250 headed southbound on Highway 9 crossed the median and hit a black Volkswagen Jetta head-on in front of the Frisco Nordic Center at about 9:15 a.m. Tuesday. The Jetta was crushed, and the driver was extricated using the Jaws of Life. She was sent to St. Anthony’s Summit Medical Center, where she was being treated for what appeared to be non life-threatening injuries. A Yukon truck following the Jetta ended up in deep snow just outside the center. Steve Lipsher, spokesman for Lake Dillon Fire-Rescue, said three engine crews – two from Lake Dillon Fire and one from Red, White & Blue Fire District in Breckenridge – Summit County Ambulance Service, Colorado State Patrol and Frisco Police responded to the accident. Lipsher said the Jetta’s front end was crushed, and the windshield and roof were caved in. Marc Burdick, director of Summit County Ambulance service, said it took crews 45 minutes to extricate the driver. He said she complained of pain in her legs, and did not appear to have any life-threatening injuries. She was the only person transported to the medical center. A passenger in the Jetta, and the drivers of both trucks, were fine. The driver of the Ford was cited for careless driving. There was no indication that drugs or alcohol were involved.

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