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Driver hit while outside vehicle on I-25 in Colorado Springs

Posted at 6:35 PM, Jan 22, 2020

COLORADO SPRINGS — Officials confirmed to News5 that a truck driver was hit by a passing car Wednesday afternoon on northbound I-25 near the Fontanero exit.

The Colorado Springs Police Department said the trucker was pulled over on the side of the highway after getting a flat tire in one of the front tires.

The man was standing outside of his vehicle when he was looking around the front of the truck and got hit with a side mirror of a car passing by, according to officers.

The car then drove off, but officers were able to find the vehicle later on.

Officials reported the driver has non-life threatening injuries and is expected to be all right.

If you have any information on this incident, please call the department at (719) 444-7000.