Jan 12, 2014 11:42 PM by Jennifer Horbelt

Man struck by car in Pueblo, seriously injured

PUEBLO, CO- A man was seriously injured in Pueblo Sunday evening after being hit by a car.

Pueblo Police say the accident happened at the intersection of Highway 50 Bypass and Bonforte Boulevard, just after 6:00pm.

An unidentified 62-year-old hispanic man was crossing north to south on the crosswalk, when he was struck by a Nissan, driven by Ruben Velasquez, Jr. He was traveling eastbound on Highway 50 bypass in the right through lane. Witnesses say Velasquez had the green light.

The victim was taken to a local hospital, and is currently in critical condition.

Police say speed, alcohol and drugs do not appear to be factors in the crash, but the investigation is ongoing.

To read the full news release from Pueblo Police, click here.



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