Jordan Road Vehicle vs. Building
Just before 8:30 a.m. on Friday, March 10, 2023, Local members and Arapahoe County Sheriff Deputies responded to a traffic collision involving a structure at S. Jordan Rd. and E. Jameson Dr. in Arapahoe County. When Safety 35 arrived, the member could smell natural gas and observed an SUV laying on its side, wedged between a retaining wall a 3-story apartment building. The member climbed down onto the vehicle and contacted the driver who was trapped and injured. With smoke coming from the engine compartment Sheriff Deputes started evacuating the building, Members stretched a hose line and identified gas leaking from a meter. The natural gas was quickly shut off and crews extricated the driver within minutes. The driver sustained serious injuries and was transported to a local trauma center for treatment. Members confirmed that the building suffered cosmetic damage, but it was still structurally sound.