Starr Jameson is recovering from a hit-and-run accident Oct. 9 between Hotchkiss and Crawford. Jameson was riding her bicycle about three miles outside of Hotchkiss when she was struck by a vehicle that then fled the scene.
"I didn't even hear it coming," she said, adding that she had just turned on her rear flashing taillight because the sun was beginning to set.
At first, Jameson and her riding buddy believed the vehicle was a maroon SUV. Jameson has now identified the vehicle as a maroon sedan, possibly manufactured by GM. The right mirror broke off when the vehicle struck Jameson on the left side of her body. Her arm was broken and her elbow was dislocated. Jameson has had surgery but is suffering some nerve damage to her hand. Every single day she realizes the outcome could have been much worse.
Jameson has been involved in bicycle safety programs, so the fact that there is no shoulder on that section of the state highway is very troubling to her. Furthermore, there's a school in the vicinity, that portion of Highway 92 has been designated a scenic byway and the route is a popular one for bike tours.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Colorado State Patrol at 249-9575 or Crimestoppers at 874-8810.blog comments powered by Disqus