VAIL — The family of a boy who was hit by a town of Vail bus has asked for privacy regarding the child’s condition, a hospital spokesperson said Tuesday.
Vail Police are asking for the public’s help in its ongoing investigation into the accident, which occurred at 6:59 p.m. on Saturday and left the 6-year-old boy in serious condition. The bus was headed westbound on East Meadow Drive across from the Solaris Plaza in Vail Village and was driven by a 66-year-old town of Vail employee, who has been placed on paid leave until the conclusion of the investigation. The boy received medical attention at the scene and was transported to Vail Valley Medical Center. The child was later transferred to Denver Health.
Anyone who may have witnessed the incident is asked to contact police by calling 970-479-2200. The Colorado State Patrol is assisting in the investigation and is providing expertise in accident reconstruction and a mechanical inspection of the vehicle.