Aspen woman injured in Hwy. 82 crash
June 6, 2012
ASPEN – An Aspen woman was seriously injured Tuesday in a two-car crash on Highway 82 outside of Aspen, according to the Colorado State Patrol.
The accident occurred at about 3:40 p.m. Susan Waskow, 66, of Aspen was heading north on Juniper Hill Road, located downvalley from the Brush Creek Road intersection. Teal Hoffman, 26, of Glenwood Springs, was headed east, or upvalley, on Highway 82. Waskow entered the intersection, heading across the highway toward Smith Hill Way, when her car was struck by Hoffman’s vehicle. Waskow failed to yield, according to the state patrol.
All occupants of both vehicles were taken to Aspen Valley Hospital. Waskow was later airlifted to St. Mary’s Hospital in Grand Junction with serious injuries, the patrol said. Hoffman suffered moderate, but not life-threatening injuries. Mark Lipman, 85, of Aspen, a passenger in Waskow’s Subaru, suffered minor injuries, according to the patrol. Everyone was wearing seatbelts and airbags deployed in both vehicles, the patrol said.
An investigation into the crash is ongoing and charges are pending, the patrol said.
The Pitkin County Sheriff’s office, Aspen Volunteer Fire Department and Aspen Ambulance also reported to the scene. Two towing companies responded to remove the vehicles.