Man injured in rollover accident |

Man injured in rollover accident

Lu Snyder

SILVERTHORNE – An Arvada man was airlifted to St. Anthony’s Hospital in Denver Wednesday after sustaining head injuries when his vehicle rolled over a steep embankment on Ryan Gulch Road near Silverthorne.

The 57-year old man, whose name has not yet been released, was driving a rented forklift up Ryan Gulch Road in Wildernest when the accident occurred, said Colorado State Trooper Charles Sanchez. He had been driving to the far side of the road, with two wheels on the pavement and the other two on the soft shoulder.

The shoulder gave way under the weight of the heavy equipment and the front-end loader rolled one-and-a-half times before coming to a halt upside down, Sanchez said.

The driver was wearing a seat belt, but sustained head injuries from the rollover and was taken to Summit Medical Center before being airlifted to St. Anthony’s, Sanchez said.

Ryan Gulch Road was closed approximately three hours while the vehicle was removed.

Lu Snyder can be reached at 970-668-3998 x203 or

Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

As a Summit Daily News reader, you make our work possible.

Now more than ever, your financial support is critical to help us keep our communities informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having on our residents and businesses. Every contribution, no matter the size, will make a difference.

Your donation will be used exclusively to support quality, local journalism.

For tax deductible donations, click here.

Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User