Women injured in car accident
Two women were injured late Friday night in an accident that closed Walton Creek Road for about an hour.
Jennifer Brossett, 22 of Steamboat Springs, and Candace Coen, 35 of Denver, were taken to Yampa Valley Medical Center via ambulance. Both were treated and released, a hosptial official said.
The accident happened about 11:30 p.m. Friday at the intersection of Walton Creek Road and Village Drive. According to police reports, Brossett was driving northbound on Village Drive when she fell asleep and ran a stop sign at the intersection with Walton Creek Road. Her vehicle, a 2000 GMC Jimmy, traveled into the intersection and hit Coen’s 1998 Ford Explorer, which was traveling eastbound on Walton Creek Road.
The Explorer spun and rolled onto its passenger side and came to rest in the westbound lane of Walton Creek Road. According to initial reports, Coen was trapped inside the vehicle.
Brossett received a ticket for failing to yield the right of way at an intersection, Steamboat Springs Police Officer Garrett Wiggins said. Coen was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol, though she refused to take a blood or breath test, he said.
Two more hospitalized
Two more people were taken to the hospital Friday evening after the van they were traveling in went off the road and rolled down an embankment on Yellow Jacket Pass.
The people had to be extricated from their Dodge van after it went of a curve in Routt County Road 14 near mile marker 8 and rolled about 30 feet, landing on its roof, Colorado State Patrol Trooper Brett Hilling said.
The accident was reported at 8:30 p.m. Friday.
The driver, Roy Stout, 48 of Thornton, was ticketed for careless driving, Hilling said.
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Editor’s Note: This is part 1 of a 2-part series. Part 2 outlines non-surgical and surgical treatment options for hip injuries.