Careless driving charged in Avon crash |

Careless driving charged in Avon crash

Daily staff report
Avon, CO Colorado

AVON, Colorado ” The driver who skidded on a patch of ice on Nottingham Road in Avon, Colorado last month and pinned a man who was trying to help move a truck out of a ditch was charged by Avon police with careless driving this week.

The District Attorney’s office told Avon police it had probable cause to pursue the charge against Daniel Stempien, 30. Stempien was driving down Nottingham Road on Jan. 3 when his car skidded and allegedly hit Steven Riddel, 38, who was beneath a truck trying to attach a tow cable in order to get it out of a ditch.

Riddel was pinned under the truck and suffered a compound fracture of his femur bone.

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