Four Wreckers Used In Poudre Canyon Recovery of a Concrete Truck
Last week, a concrete truck veered off the road at the Narrows on Highway 14 in Poudre Canyon. Thankfully, the driver of the concrete truck was able to get out of the cab of the truck.
Larimer County Sheriff's Office Emergency Services were dispatched to assist with Poudre Canyon Fire. When Officials arrived on the scene, the driver was transported to a local hospital for treatment.
The recovery efforts of the concrete truck were underway utilizing four heavy wreckers from private companies to pull the truck from the banks of the river. Hazmat teams from the Poudre Fire Authority and Colorado State Patrol were called in to protect the river during the recovery efforts.
The successful recovery of the concrete truck and the 30,000-pound load took a total of 13 hours. Facebook users reacted to the photos on the Larimer County Sheriff's Office Facebook page.https://www.facebook.com/larimersheriff/posts/4556436024408104
- "Now that's a concrete effort from the tow truck drivers!" - James
- "Holy crap that is one of the worst I've seen glad he made it out alive" - Danny
- "I know the location. Not the first cement truck to go in the river on that curve" - Al
- "Thank you ALL agencies involved in this predicament" - Sylver
Breanna Munoz says that she is the stepdaughter of the driver who commented on the post. "For anyone who is wondering: He's okay! He suffered a broken pelvis in three different places and has plates and screws in his pelvis now."
See the photos of the recovery efforts of the cement truck:
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