Motorcyclist hurt in Main St. crash
August 11, 2008
ASPEN ” A man on a motorcycle slammed into an Aspen police community safety officer’s pickup truck on Main Street Monday at about 11 a.m.
The man was transported to Aspen Valley Hospital with unknown injuries after his Triumph motorcycle struck the vehicle driven by Community Safety Officer Melissa Clare.
Clare was uninjured.
“I saw the motorcycle coming and just hit her,” said Henry Pineda, an employee of the Conoco gas station at the intersection of Main and Monarch streets.
Pineda said he saw Clare stopped at the red light, then pull onto Main when the light turned green.
“I guess the guy just didn’t see her,” Pineda said. “That was really scary. I hope the guy is OK.”
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The Colorado State Police are investigating the incident.
The accident bogged down traffic at the busy intersection, where two police vehicles and an ambulance occupied the middle of both Main and Mill streets. Officers directed traffic around the accident.