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 of KDVR.com.)

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 a cable."

Reid advised Humphrey was not wearing his seatbelt and was ejected from the 2006 Mitsubishi FE85D, but could not advise how the ejection occurred.

"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 ongoing.

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 magazine.

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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