Avon teen injured in accident
AVON, Colorado – A 17-year-old Avon girl is in a Denver hospital after she was struck Tuesday by a pickup truck.
The girl, who was not identified, apparently walked into the path of the truck and was struck while the truck was in the turn lane at the intersection of Beaver Creek Boulevard and U.S. Highway 6, according to witnesses and reports from the Colorado State Patrol.
There was no evidence that alcohol or drugs were involved in either the driver or the pedestrian, said a spokesman for the Colorado State Patrol.
The first witness calls for emergency help went out at 9:21 p.m., said a State Patrol spokesman.
The first emergency responder was on the scene in four minutes, and an ambulance was there less than one minute after that, witnesses said.
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The accident happened after the girl had gotten off an eastbound ECO Transit bus at the intersection of Beaver Creek Boulevard and Highway 6 in Avon.
The injured girl was taken to the Vail Valley Medical Center. She was later flown to Denver.
Information about the extent of her injuries was not available, the State Patrol said.