TELLURIDE, Colo. (CBS4) – Two people were injured after a Jeep rolled off Bridal Veil Road and down several switchbacks. The San Miguel Sheriff’s Office says deputies responded on Saturday afternoon.

(credit: San Miguel County)

Deputies say the driver of the Jeep, a 22-year-old man, told them he turned the car off and applied the emergency brake. He got out to help a driver behind him around a tight turn. The Jeep started to roll with a 23-year-old woman in the passenger seat.

(credit: San Miguel County)

The driver tried to get back in to try to steer the vehicle, but he was thrown into rocks as the Jeep left the road. As it rolled down several switchbacks, the passenger was thrown from the Jeep.

(credit: San Miguel County)

The car finally landed on the roadway below.

(credit: San Miguel County)

The pair, both from the Durango area, was taken to Telluride Medical Center. The driver had minor injuries. The woman was later flown to St. Mary’s Hospital with serious injuries.

Comments
  1. Robert Gift says:

    Jeep made junk.
    If you do not khow toperate your vehicle, don’t drive it.
    Lucky his incompetence did not kill his passenger.
    If manual transmission, you place it in REVERSE.
    If automatic transmission you place it in PARK. (It’s the [P] in the shift lever position.)

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