Thursday, February 8th, 2018, at around 6 p.m. (MST), IDS customer support employee Jared Curtis and interface expert Jason Hargis witnessed a car collide with an assisted living facility near the IDS office building. Hargis was quick to dial 911, remaining on the line with emergency services as Curtis rushed to help.
|Jared Curtis stands at the scene.|
According to reports by KUTV News, the thirty-eight year old driver left the scene after hitting the building. They further report that police found him not far from the facility and arrested him, and are now investigating the possibility that he was driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. However, the collision ruptured a gas line, which started leaking natural gas into the building. Though no residents were in the damaged room, as reported by KUTV, the wing of the home was evacuated to avoid any health problems or dangers that could have been caused by the gas. Curtis was quick to help the attendees evacuate the residents.
“Some of them didn’t want to leave the room,” Curtis said. “It was tricky.”
Without Curtis’ and Hargis’s quick thinking, things may have gone much worse. According to the report by KUTV, no serious injuries occurred, though a few residents complained of chest pain.