Service AutoGlass Employee Ejected from Vehicle
in Colorado Collision
October 21, 2010
| The Service AutoGlass vehicle came to a stop
in the median, according to the Colorado State Patrol, after
the driver, Edward Humphrey, had been ejected. (Photo courtesy
A 27-year-old delivery person for the Service AutoGlass distribution
facility in Aurora, Colo., was ejected from a company vehicle during
a collision earlier this week, according to the Colorado State Patrol.
Though the official accident report has not yet been released,
Trooper Nate Reid advised glassBYTEs.com/AGRR magazine
that Edward Humphrey of Arvada, Colo., was traveling northbound
on I-25 near Loveland, Colo., on Tuesday night when traffic slowed
for a work zone. According to Reid, Humphrey's vehicle then rear-ended
a Honda traveling in front of his vehicle, which forced the Honda
into a third vehicle, a tractor-trailer.
"It created an accordion effect," said Reid. ""[Humphrey's
vehicle] continued northbound into median and came to rest against
Reid advised Humphrey was not wearing his seatbelt and was ejected
from the 2006 Mitsubishi FE85D, but could not advise how the ejection
"He was ejected, but [the current accident narrative] doesn't
say where he ended up," said Reid. "One would think if
you hit someone all your momentum's going to be moving forward,
but [the accident narrative] doesn't say whether he was ejected
through the windshield."
Humphrey was taken to the Medical Center of the Rockies with serious
injuries. As of this afternoon, he was in the surgical intensive
care unit, according to a hospital representative. Local reports
say Humphrey was pinned beneath the tractor trailer after the ejection,
but Reid was unable to provide details, as the investigation is
The vehicle is owned by Service parent company Safelite Glass Corp.,
according to information provided to the Colorado State Patrol.
Safelite spokesperson Melina Metzger declined to comment.
"I have no details yet," she advised glassBYTEs.com/AGRR
Officials from the Loveland Fire Rescue department, which was on-scene
at the accident, have not responded to requests for comment.
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