NEWS

MAN HIT BY CAR IN CARBONDALE

Carbondale—A man was critically injured after being hit by a car this morning while crossing Highway 133 at Village Road. According to reports from the Carbondale Police Department, the man was in the crosswalk when a westbound vehicle turning onto 133 from Village Road hit him. The pedestrian, who’s name has not been released, was rushed to Valley View Hospital in critical condition. Police say the driver is being cooperative with the investigation but charges may be filed by the DA’s office.

CARBONDALE MOTORCYCLIST HURT AFTER HITTING DEER

Basalt—A Carbondale man aboard a motorcycle, suffered serious injuries after hitting a deer early yesterday morning on Two Rivers Road in Basalt. According to police reports and witnesses, the 59 year old man was temporarily blinded by the rising sun and didn’t see the deer bounding across the road near Emma Curve. Officials say the man suffered “substantial but non-life threatening injuries.”

TODDLER PULLED FROM REUDI, FIGHTING FOR LIFE

Basalt/Denver—A toddler who was found floating in Reudi Reservoir last Sunday is clinging to life at Children’s Hospital in Denver. According to reports from the Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office, the 3 year old boy wandered off while his parents were packing up their campsite. A man fishing near the east end of the reservoir and the Deerhammer Campground discovered the boy, yelled for help and began CPR. The youngster was eventually flown to Aspen Valley Hospital, Valley View and then on to Denver. Officials say the little boy was showing signs of life but had not regained consciousness.

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