Pedestrian hospitalized with head injuries
At approximately 7:45 a.m. Thursday, an accident involving a pedestrian and a motor vehicle occurred on Euclid Avenue in front of the parking garage by the UMC.
According to the CU Police Department, the pedestrian sustained moderate injuries to her head when she was struck by a Honda Civic and rolled up onto the hood of the car. Reports from the scene say the victim was breathing and aware but not moving.
She was removed from the scene on a stretcher and taken to Boulder Community Hospital.
The victim was crossing the street after exiting an RTD bus when the vehicle struck her. Witnesses report that the car was traveling at a speed of around 15-20 mph, within the 20 mph speed limit on Euclid Avenue.
The driver was heading eastbound on Euclid when the accident occurred. The driver’s vision might have been significantly impaired due to sun glare.
The names of the people involved in the accident have not yet been released.
The driver and the pedestrian, both female, are students at CU.
According to CUPD spokesman Brad Wiesley, only two prior accidents in the on-campus Euclid area in the past three years have been investigated.
Contact Campus Press Staff Writer Brad Cochi at email@example.com.
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