[QUOTE="Domar Dave"]I was driving downriver on Sunday, the 10th, a couple of miles upstream of Three Rocks Rapid. There was a huge law enforcement presence attending to an upside-down vehicle in the river. Sheriff department, state troopers, DOW, BLM and State Park rangers - everybody showed up. There was winch truck already there, and a guy suiting up to attempt to attach a cable to the car. The car was in good current and mostly submerged, only one corner and a wheel visible above water. The rangers seemed to be positioned to wave boaters around the car. After being waved through the scene on the highway, I went down to Three Rocks for awhile and watched the paddlers trying to hit the slot. While there, a helicopter responded to the accident scene. Then an ambulance went by, but he was not running code three (lights and sirens). That usually means there is no reason to hurry. From the position I saw the car in, the accident didn't really look survivable.
So I watched a little TV news last night and this morning and heard no mention of this incident. Does anybody on this forum know the story?[/QUOT
The Colorado State Patrol confirms to 11 News that two people were injured Sunday afternoon when a driver lost control of a car, which then left the road and plunged into the Arkansas River
It happened on Highway 50 about 20 miles west of Canon City.
The driver and a passenger survived the crash, but they both reportedly have serious injuries. The car has been removed from the water.
An 11 News Facebook follower was there and posted the photo of the accident.
A witness told 11 News by phone that a group of rafters stopped to help when they saw the accident. The witness says they were able to tilt the car up to help ensure that air was getting in until authorities arrived. The state patrol has not confirmed that information.
One victim was taken to a Pueblo hospital, the other was airlifted to a hospital in Colorado Springs. The state patrol says the accident is still under investigation and there's no word on exactly how it happened.
Stay with kktv.com for updates.