A shocking video captured footage of a Jeep that fell off Black Bear Cross earlier this month, severely injuring a 23-year-old Durango girl and almost lacking one other automobile.
The video, posted Monday on YouTube, was captured by a digital camera mounted on the dashboard of one other Jeep that was touring the damaging mountain go that results in Telluride on Oct. 10. On the time of the recording, no passengers had been within the falling Jeep.
Makes an attempt to succeed in the one who shot the video had been unsuccessful.
In line with the YouTube publish, the driving force of the Jeep who recorded the video was alerted by a pal in one other automobile of the falling Jeep, however the driver was not sure of the place it was coming down.
“What is not shown on the video is me slamming my Jeep into reverse and gunning it backwards, hoping to avoid a possible wider rock slide,” the driving force wrote.
In line with earlier stories, a 22-year-old man informed authorities he shut off the Jeep’s engine, utilized the emergency brake then stepped out of the automobile to assist a driver behind him round a decent flip.
The Jeep, nonetheless, began to roll with the 23-year-old girl and two canine inside and went off Black Bear Cross, rolling a number of instances. The lady and canine had been ejected from the automobile.
The lady was flown to St. Mary’s Hospital in Grand Junction with severe, traumatic accidents. A name to St Mary’s was not instantly returned Wednesday.
The canine had been reportedly secure, authorities mentioned.
A GoFundMe web page to assist with medical prices was created for the girl, recognized as Suzie Rhodes. In line with the marketing campaign, Rhodes is in secure situation however can have two years of rehabilitation.
“Suzie is such an amazing, strong woman,” an replace on Sunday reads. “She is working daily on her progress. She is now able to sit up in her wheelchair, and was outside a couple days ago to see her beloved black Lab puppy Decker.”
The GoFundMe says Rhodes grew up in Bayfield and has coached volleyball at each the center and highschool ranges.
“She has an incredible love for the outdoors, including fishing, hunting, hiking and Jeeping, and has shared this with youth, friends and family.” the GoFundMe publish says. “Giving her back the support she has given so many, will create the opportunity for her to rise up again and be the positive and influential mentor and leader she has proven herself to be.”
A request for remark to the creator of the GoFundMe marketing campaign was not instantly returned Wednesday.