73-Year-Old Arrested After Crash, Suspected DUI
A 1998 Toyota 4Runner sped into a church parking lot then plowed into a parked food truck, a pedestrian, and the entryway to the church. Boulder Police quickly arrived to the scene and arrested the woman on suspicion of DUI, DUI Per Se, and vehicular assault.
The woman told police she was on her way to attend an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting held at the church.
The pedestrian involved in the crash, an 18-year-old University of Colorado student, was rushed to the hospital with a punctured lung and broken ribs. He was sitting at a table by himself right near the church at the time of the accident. He is expected to be OK.
Property damages, besides the 4Runner, include the impact with the truck, as well as the covered entryway to the church being completely demolished.
This is another case in which the driver is battling a disease that is not properly being treated. Accidents of these types can be prevented with proper measures and public education. Unfortunately, an unsuspecting bystander became a victim in this situation. If you or someone you know has been injured in an auto accident of any type, please contact The Sawaya Law Firm for a free consultation.