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Pedestrian hit by cars on Hwy. 6

Aspen Times Staff

Aspen, CO Colorado

RIFLE ” A 16-year-old boy was air-lifted to a Grand Junction hospital Thursday after he was struck by two vehicles while walking on Highway 6, east of Rifle.

The youth, whose name has not been released, was apparently walking east, with the flow of traffic, when he was struck by a vehicle. He was thown over the top of the car and landed in the eastbound lane, where he was struck by a second vehicle and dragged about 80 feet, according to the Colorado State Patrol.

Both drivers and other passersby tried to help the teen, who suffered serious injuries, until paramedics arrived, according to the patrol. He was taken to Grand River Medical Center in Rifle and then air-lifted to St. Mary’s Hospital in Grand Junction.

The eastbound lanes at the accident site were closed for about two hours while the patrol conducted an investigation, which is ongoing.

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