Aspen man hurt in crash
October 31, 2010
ASPEN – An Aspen man suffered a serious hand injury in a one-car accident that occurred shortly after midnight Friday near Aspen, according to the Colorado State Patrol.
The accident occurred at 12:13 a.m. on Saturday, just south of Aspen Valley Hospital on Castle Creek Road. John Patrick Francis, 30, of Aspen, was driving an Audi sedan south on the road when it left the right side and rolled, coming to rest on its top, according to the patrol. James Dale Stockton II, 44, also of Aspen, was a passenger in the front seat. He suffered a serious injury to his right hand in the crash, the patrol said.
Stockton was taken to Aspen Valley Hospital. Francis was not injured. Both men were wearing seatbelts, according to the patrol.
The crash remained under investigation Sunday; speed and alcohol are suspected to be factors, the patrol said. The Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office and Shaun’s Towing also responded to the scene.