Basalt police investigate if woman fell or was pushed from vehicle |

Basalt police investigate if woman fell or was pushed from vehicle

The Basalt police and fire departments as well as Eagle County Sheriff's Office responded to lower Two Rivers Road near the intersection with Highway 82 shortly before 6 p.m. Thursday for the report of a woman who either fell or was pushed out of a vehicle. She was taken to Aspen Valley Hospital with severe injuries.
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A woman was severely injured Thursday when she either fell or was pushed out of a vehicle on lower Two Rivers Road near its intersection with Highway 82, according to authorities.

The Basalt Fire Department and Basalt police officers were called to the Aspen Junction area at 5:58 p.m. for a report of a 22-year-old woman who was unconscious on the side of the road. An emergency dispatcher also told responders that a separate report came in at roughly the same time about a fistfight between occupants of a gray Jeep.

Authorities said Thursday evening that it hadn’t been determined if the woman was pushed out the vehicle or it she jumped. The Basalt Police Department released no further information. The identity of the woman wasn’t released.

The woman was found on the south side of Two Rivers Road where there is a large gravel parking area between a Roaring Fork Transportation Authority bus stop and a storage area for gravel and sand used by the Colorado Department of Transportation.

Cleve Williams, a fire officer with the Basalt Fire Department, said the woman suffered severe injuries. She didn’t regain consciousness while medical personnel were at the scene, he said. An ambulance took her to Aspen Valley Hospital within 15 minutes of when the call came in.

Law enforcement officers from Basalt and Eagle County responded to the scene immediately after the emergency call. A Pitkin County deputy sheriff arrived a short time later.

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