Mar 5, 2014 5:56 PM by Matt Prichard

One airlifted in morning accident

US-24 near Manitou Springs turned into a helicopter pad this morning as an air ambulance landed after a terrifying accident.

"Her on-star locater in the car went off, that's how we were able to locate her. Manitou Springs Fire Department, police department, Colorado Springs fire and El Paso County all responded to the scene," said Manitou Springs Fire Department public information officer, David Hunting. 

The 55-year-old woman lost control of the car sending her flying into the canyon. Leaving investigators scratching their heads on how she did it.

"We're still under investigation with that, PD is looking into how she lost control of the car and how she ended up where she did down into the ravine in Williams Canyon," said Hunting.

But these kind of rescues require different skills, and this one in particular tested emergency responders.

"Paying attention to not hurting the patient any more than they're already injured, and then trying to get them out as quickly as we can. So we want to watch our footing, certainly for the patient and certainly for the rescuers we don't want to hurt any of our guys either," said CSFD high-angle rescue team member, William Miller.

The woman was conscious and breathing at the scene and was rushed to Memorial Hospital with serious injuries. 



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