Traffic in the greater Denver area was heavily disrupted yesterday after an Army armored car fell off of a trailer while traveling down the highway.
The M1117 Guardian Armored Security Vehicle, which was designed for Military Police use in the late 1990s, fell off the transporter while being taken to its final destination.
CRASH Update— CSP Castle Rock (@CSP_CastleRock) April 30, 2021
C-470 @ I-25
Thanks to our towing partners, the @USArmy personnel carrier is almost out of the road.@CSP_CastleRock, @CityofLoneTree, & @ColoradoDOT are working to get this out of the way & help return a normal traffic flow. pic.twitter.com/0DywZn4zZr
The Guardian landed upside down, resulting in fluids leaking from the vehicle, some damage and heavily disrupted traffic.
According to 9News, the vehicle was something of a headache for the Colorado State Patrol, who had to redirect traffic to avoid accidents.
The vehicle was eventually righted and towed off the roadway, thanks to heavy-duty recovery vehicles.
The M1117 reportedly came from Fort Carson.
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