Elderly driver strikes pedestrian on corner | AspenTimes.com

Elderly driver strikes pedestrian on corner

Jill Beathard
The Aspen Times

A pedestrian was transported to Aspen Valley Hospital on Monday after being struck by a driver turning left from Galena Street to Hyman Avenue.

The accident occurred shortly before 2 p.m. The driver, 90-year-old Ralph Clayton Jr., was traveling at about 5 miles per hour, said Blair Flickinger, Aspen Police Department community relations specialist.

Four Aspen police officers responded to the accident, blocking the road briefly while they took witness reports from onlookers and nearby businesses.

Clayton was cited for failure to yield right of way. The victim's status was unclear as of 4 p.m. Monday.

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