Car parts lead the way after Eagle accident
Vail, CO Colorado
EAGLE, Colorado –Eagle police recently were called to Market Street when a witness reported seeing a blue car hit a light pole, knock it over and drive off.
According to the police report, the pole was sheared off at the concrete base and several pieces of blue plastic car parts littered the area. The officer reported there were no tire marks indicating the motorist had attempted to stop before hitting the pole, but there were tire marks on the curb, grass and dirt around the area.
Shortly after being called to the scene, police received a second call from a resident of Castle Peak Ranch. The witness reported seeing a blue car pull into a driveway in the area after leaving debris along the road. When the officer responded, he found “a significant number” of large, damaged car parts in the road.
While checking out the debris, another motorist pulled up alongside the patrol car to ask about the car litter. The motorist said the debris likely came from his brother’s car and directed officers to his home. The man noted that the driver was not hurt in the incident.
When the officer arrived at the home, he found a damaged blue Chevy. An examination of the vehicle led the officer to conclude the driver didn’t sustain serious injuries in the accident. When no one answered the door, the officer left a business card with instructions to contact police.
Later in the day, the car owner called to say he was not driving when the incident occurred. He said his son would be calling with details about the incident. The son called a few hours later and said he fell asleep at the wheel and was unaware he hit a light pole.
The police officer expressed skepticism about the story, since the incident occurred at 10 a.m. and noted that the driver would be cited for hit and run. Damages in the incident are yet to be determined.