Benefit Saturday for woman injured in car accident
Steamboat Springs — Friends of the Steamboat Springs woman who was seriously injured in a car accident Jan. 6 are holding a benefit Saturday.
The roads were icy when Maria Eliazar “Elia” Aragon Carrion was ejected from her Ford Explorer Sport Trac. It rolled several times off Lincoln Avenue on the west side of Steamboat, and Carrion was pinned under the car. Police officers and witnesses lifted the car off of her.
Carrion was flown to Denver Health Medical Center and has remained there.
Friend Renzo Ramos said friends and family hope Carrion can be released from the hospital in the beginning of April.
“They are hoping she can start therapy as soon as she gets back,” Ramos said.
Ramos said Carrion has undergone nine surgeries. He said the most recent surgery was Feb. 11, and Carrion returned to the intensive care unit after the procedure.
Ramos said hospital bills should be covered, but Carrion will incur other costs for therapy and medications when she gets released. Carrion also has been unable to work. Before the accident, she was working at Ski Town Cleaners in Central Park Plaza.
Carrion has a big family with a husband, five kids and six grandchildren.
People interested in helping Carrion can make contributions at Wells Fargo.
The fundraiser Saturday is being held at La Fiesta Grill & Cantina, 1755 Central Park Drive. The suggested contribution is $10.
A silent auction with appetizers and Latin music will be held from 8 to 10 p.m. The music will then continue until midnight.
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