Car Accident Leaves Five Injured in Aurora, CO
According to the Colorado State Patrol, at 7:30 p.m. last Tuesday, five people were sent to the hospital in the wake of a car accident that occurred in Aurora, Colorado around the intersection of Picadilly Street and Riviera Way near Thunder Ridge Middle School.
Yesenia Robles, a reporter for The Denver Post, has some details on the collision:
The state patrol said early reports indicated that four of the injured people were in a Chevrolet Cavalier driven by an 18-year-old male. Witnesses told troopers the Chevrolet ran a red light and was struck by a Ford Excursion, which pushed the Cavalier into a pole.
Alcohol does not appear to be involved, said Nate Reid, Colorado State Patrol spokesman.
While there are no details available at this point, Jeffrey Wolf at NBC 9News notes the emergency care involved :
Four people were in the Cavalier, including the 16-year-old girl. She was taken by air to The Children’s Hospital.
Ambulances took the two drivers to Littleton Hospital and the other two passengers were taken to Swedish Medical Center.
Wolf reports that charges are pending. Based on the number of accident victims requiring treatment, there is a good chance litigation could follow, as well. If the witness’ reports are accurate, this could turn out to be a very sticky situation for the driver of the Cavalier.