February 13, 2013
The driver of a late model silver pickup that ended up on the edge of Fountain Creek may have had a medical condition that contributed to the crash, Fountain Police said Thursday.
The 50-year-old man was transported by Flight for Life to Memorial Hospital after driving his truck into the creek Wednesday at around noon.
His injuries were not life-threatening, but because he was not responsive when emergency medical responded, Flight for Life was called, said Fountain Police Lt. Mike Hutchinson.
Hutchinson is in charge of the investigation.
"He was not responsive when medical got there," Hutchinson said.
According to Fountain police, the man was driving on Bandley Drive just south of the Love’s service station at about noon. When he passed the car wash at the south end of the station, he turned sharply to the left and drove about 50 yards toward Fountain Creek.
His truck plunged down a 50-foot embankment before coming to rest at the edge of the creek.
Hutchinson said he was driving around 35 mph when he went down the embankment.
An investigator for the Fountain Police Department was still on the scene at about 3 p.m. Wednesday while the truck was pulled up the embankment by a tow truck.
Love’s is at 5505 Travel Plaza Drive in the area of Mesa Ridge Parkway and Bandley Drive, just off of Interstate-25.
The identity of the driver was not released. Alcohol was not a factor in the crash.