Carbondale pedestrian flown to Denver after being hit |

Carbondale pedestrian flown to Denver after being hit

A pedestrian crossing Highway 133 near the Roaring Fork Transportation Authority park and ride was struck and seriously injured Tuesday morning.

Carbondale Police Chief Gene Schilling said the man, estimated to be at least in his 50s, was struck by a Dodge pickup truck as he walked east with a green light in the south crosswalk at the intersection of Highway 133 and Village Road.

The pickup was headed west from Village Road turning south onto Highway 133 when it struck the man.

He was taken by ambulance to Valley View Hospital with critical injuries and then flown to Denver for further treatment. Carbondale and Rural Fire Protection District Deputy Chief Rob Goodwin said the man was semi-responsive at the scene.

Schilling said the man’s name was not released because it was not confirmed by midafternoon.

Police said the driver cooperated with the investigation, whose results will be forwarded to the District Attorney’s Office to consider possible charges.


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