Accident sends vehicle into Cottonwood Creek near Nelson

An accident early Tuesday morning sent a vehicle into Cottonwood Creek with the lone occupant being okay.

An accident early Tuesday morning sent a vehicle into Cottonwood Creek with the lone occupant being okay.

At 6:04 a.m. the Nelson Fire Department responded to a report of a vehicle that had lef the road and ended up in Cottonwood Creek.

Upon arrival, the lone occupant was on the road with a member of the Nelson Police Department who was first on scene and had helped the driver up the bank.

“The first arriving crew’s primary objective was to assess the patient for injuries and ensure that no fluids from the vehicle were escaping into the creek,” reported Michael Daloise, assistant fire chief in a release. “Absorbent pads were utilized to capture a small antifreeze leak.”

EHS attended to take over patient care. Prior to the vehicle being removed, the fire crews placed a boom across the creek to capture any accidental or subsequent fluid releases. No additional fluids escaped from the vehicle.

Nelson Police Department is investigating the cause of the accident.

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