Accident involving couch leads to taxi being sandwiched by semis

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.
Police investigate an accident involving a couch, a taxi and two semis on the morning of Dec. 12, 2012. (Photo: CDOT)

Police investigate an accident involving a couch, a taxi and two semis on the morning of Dec. 12, 2012. (Photo: CDOT)

AURORA — A rogue couch on the road may have caused an accident between a taxi and two semi trucks early Wednesday morning on I-225.

According to Colorado State Patrol spokesperson Nate Reid, the accident took place just south of Parker road shortly before 5 a.m. The investigation of the accident impacted the morning commute, as southbound I-225 was closed for much of the morning.

As of 9 a.m., Reid said investigators were still looking into what caused the accident. But Reid did confirm that a couch was involved and that the end result was a taxi becoming lodged between two semi tractor trailer trucks.

Reid said the driver of the taxi was taken to a local hospital after he was safely removed from the vehicle. That driver’s conditions were unknown as of 9 a.m.

AlertMe
Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.