Multi-car crash blocks intersection in downtown Craig |

Multi-car crash blocks intersection in downtown Craig

Craig Daily Press Staff Report
Officials from Craig Police Department and Craig Fire/Rescue attend to the scene of an apparent three-car accident that blocked the intersection of Yampa Avenue and Sixth Street in downtown Craig Thursday afternoon. All drivers appeared to be out of their cars after the accident occurred, but at least one occupant was taken to the hospital.
Lauren Blair

— Craig Fire/Rescue, Craig Police Department and an ambulance from The Memorial Hospital responded to what appeared to be a three-car crash at Yampa Avenue and Sixth Street in Craig about 2:45 p.m. Thursday.

The crash blocked the intersection, and police officers had to direct traffic while firefighters cleared the scene of possible hazards. At least one female vehicle occupant was taken to the hospital, but all drivers appeared to be out of their vehicles after the crash occurred.

Amber Luker said she could hear the commotion while behind her desk at Alison’s Pantry on Yampa Avenue, including the initial collision.

“It was really loud, just a big old crunch,” Luker said.

Luker promptly went outside to view the action as responders attended to the crash.

Two cars involved in the crash blocked the intersection, while a third — a dark-colored GMC pickup truck — was pulled over in front of Bank of the San Juans with minor damage to its front bumper on the driver’s side.

The Craig Daily Press will update this story as more information becomes available.

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