The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) closed the northbound lanes of the highway after a bad I-25 accident that ended up involving an estimated 104 cars. North Denver News reported on Saturday, Mar. 1, 2014, that the interstate was shut down for miles and miles on Saturday afternoon due to the severe 104-car pileup.
The Denver Police Department tweeted out an alert around 1:15 p.m. stating that a stretch of highway near Denver was going to be closed for several hours due to the I-25 accident. Several car accidents ended up happening and it just caused chain reactions.
It was just mere minutes after the initial tweet that the DPD updated its followers to let them know that the I-25 accident actually involved a total of 104 cars.
Police said that a crash at Logan Street in Denver happened around 11:00 a.m., and that accident ended up killing one person.
Denver Health later got on Twitter to alert its followers that multiple patients had come into their facilities due to the I-25 accident. A briefing from Scott Bookman, a chief paramedic at Denver Health, stated that at least 20 individuals had been transported for medical help by 12:30 p.m.
Paramedics did stay on the scene to help those that needed it.
By later in the afternoon on Saturday, at least 30 people had been injured in the I-25 accident, and transferred to different hospitals. By 4:00 p.m., the I-25 had been reopened.