The Colorado State Patrol is investigating an accident involving a car and a scooter that occurred on Colo. 66 near Lyons. As often happens in many car accidents, the scooter as trying to make a left hand turn when the crash happened. Unfortunately, for some reason, the vehicle behind the scooter failed to stop.
The 70-year-old driver of the scooter had been riding close to the shoulder as she was heading east on Colo. 66. The car that hit her had been behind her as she approached the Greenwood Wildlife Rehabilitation Center which was on the left hand side of the road as they were heading east. The driver of the scooter suffered significant injuries and had to be transported by helicopter to an area hospital.
The Colorado State Patrol has confirmed that her injuries were serious, but would get any more specific. It is not known whether those serious injuries threaten the woman's life. Her current condition is not known. It was also not reported if the driver of the car suffered any injuries in the crash as well.
So far, no citations have been issued and no criminal charges have been filed. The driver of the scooter is going to be faced with numerous medical bills resulting from this accident. She is entitled to file a personal injury claim against the driver of the sedan that hit her. People that are injured in car accidents have the opportunity to file a civil action in order to attempt to recover costs incurred as a result of being injured such as medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering.
Source: Boulder Daily Camera, "Scooter driver suffers serious injuries after collision with car outside Lyons," June 8, 2013