Ice Rink accident
Eagle Police, Greater Eagle Fire and Eagle County Paramedic Services were called to the Eagle Pool and Ice Rink in response to a single vehicle accident.
When emergency services arrived on the scene, a pedestrian said she was walking her dog when she heard someone call out for help. The pedestrian responded to the call, and found an older woman half out her driver’s side front door. The pedestrian said the woman was mumbling “Did you find the little girl?” and “My legs gave out.”
When medical personnel arrived, they transported the woman to the hospital for evaluation.
The police investigation of the scene revealed new damage to the woman’s vehicle and black skid marks that matched her tire treads. The vehicle had apparently collided with a cage that holds propane tanks for the pool and ice rink facility. The officer also noted that there was tire tread marks on concrete by the propane tank cage and a hole in a steel door that separates the emply cage that holds chlorine for the pool.
There was no other damage at the pool and ice rink property and no other injuries reported. A Western Eagle County Metropolitan Recreation District employee secured the propane cage and the fire department checked the propane tanks to make sure they were safe.
The driver was issued a ticket for careless driving and the officer contacted the Colorado Department of Motor Vehicles to request an evaluation of the woman’s driver’s license status.
Hits and Runs
Eagle Police recently responded to two reports of hit and run incidents.
The first involved a vehicle leaving the scene after hitting an unattended vehicle parked on Capitol Street. The violator was located and ticketed.
The second incident involved damages to a business sign located along east Second Street. The vehicle involved in the incident was identified but the sign owner opted not to prosecute because the damage was minor.
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