T-Bone Collision Near Longmont Leaves Mom Dead, 9 Year-Old Son Critically Injured
The Mountain View Fire Protection District says the woman was driving a Ford Taurus west on Weld County Road 6 at about 9 a.m. when she apparently pulled in front of an oncoming pickup heading north on Colorado Boulevard. Authorities say the Taurus was t-boned on the driver’s side, killing the woman and critically injuring her 9-year-old passenger.
Firefighters say the 9-year-old boy was taken to The Children’s Hospital by helicopter with life threatening chest and head injuries.
Authorities are not sure whether or not the woman stopped at the stop sign on County Road 6 at the intersection where the crash occurred; and there is no stop sign at that intersection on Colorado Boulevard.
What about the other vehicle? Scott Rochat, a reporter for The Longmont Times-Call, fills us in:
Both the pickup’s driver, identified by the patrol as 26-year-old Lauro Cruz-Cimental of Denver, and an unidentified adult male passenger were uninjured, according to Jesse Hodgson of the Mountain View Fire Protection District. Both vehicles were heavily damaged and white paint being carried in the back of the truck was splashed across the roadway.
According to patrol statements, Cruz-Cimental was ticketed for having no driver’s license. The investigation of this tragic accident is still underway.
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