Baby, parents escape serious injury in Basalt accident

Aspen Times staff report
Aspen, CO Colorado

BASALT – A couple and their baby escaped serious injury Monday evening when their vehicle rolled after slipping on an icy street in Basalt.

The accident occurred at the intersection of Two Rivers Road and Homestead Drive around 6 p.m. Rescuers from Basalt scrambled after getting a call that a mother and her baby were trapped in the vehicle, which rolled onto its top. The mother and baby were able to get out of the vehicle, and the man was temporarily trapped, according to Basalt Deputy Fire Chief Jerry Peetz. But “when we got there he had wiggled out,” he said.

The couple and baby were taken by ambulance to Valley View Hospital with “non-emergent” injuries to one party, Peetz said. It was unclear who was injured.

Two Rivers Road was closed from shortly after 6 p.m. until 6:40 p.m. while rescuers attended to the victims. A short time later the road closed again while a tow truck removed the damaged vehicle.