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State Patrol warning: Get out of the road if you're in a crash on I-25

Drivers seen outside of vehicles along the Gap
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Posted at 5:43 PM, Feb 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-27 16:48:21-05

EL PASO COUNTY —

Crashes happen nearly every day along the dangerous stretch of I-25 between Monument and Castle Rock and Colorado State Patrol continues to see a dangerous occurrence.

Drivers who are involved in accidents or breakdowns have repeatedly been seen getting out of their vehicles and standing on the side of the narrow roadway.

One recent incident prompted a tweet from CSP, warning drivers to never stand along this busy stretch of highway. They recommend any disabled motorists to climb over the concrete construction barriers to get out of the road if they must exit their vehicles.

This topic is one that has been addressed by News5's reporter Patrick Nelson in a series of reports on safety in the I-25 Gap and the dangers faced by not only drivers but also first responders.

News5 is continuing to focus on stories such as this and all others that are making Colorado's roadways more dangerous and deadly than ever. Every week you'll see stories about safety, distracted and inexperienced driving, dangerous intersections, roads funding and all other related issues as we work on Driving Change across the state to save time and money for every commuter and save lives.

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