AURORA, Colo. (CBS4) – Police believe alcohol was factor in a single car police chase that resulted in a multiple car collision early Saturday morning.
According to Jeff Turner with Aurora police, officers spotted a red GMC pickup truck driving the wrong way in the northbound lanes of Interstate 225 at approximately 4:30 a.m.
“They gave chase and stopped the truck near East Alameda Avenue. As they approached the truck the adult male driver drove away still southbound in the northbound lanes,” Turner said in a statement.
The truck then struck the end of a jersey barrier at a construction site. The collision caused the truck to flip over on its side and slide down the road where five other vehicles were impacted.
Police said the driver of the red pickup was not wearing his seatbelt and was partially ejected from the vehicle. He ended up trapped under the truck
“Officers and citizens worked together to rock the truck off of the driver and pull him out from under the truck. Police officers used a tourniquet on the male’s arm to stop profuse bleeding,” Turner said.
He was transported to a local hospital and suffered serious injuries from the crash, but is expected to survive.
Police suspect the driver was driving while intoxicated.
Another driver involved in the accident who was driving a red Honda was also injured and suspected of being intoxicated as well. He was also arrested.
All the others involved in the accident weren’t injured.
No names have been released.