Woman construction worker severely injured in suspected DUI crash in Colorado Springs
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KRDO) -- A female construction worker was seriously injured Friday afternoon after a being hit by a suspect DUI driver near downtown Colorado Springs.
Around 12:30 p.m., the Colorado Springs Police Department was called to an auto vs. pedestrian traffic crash on East Moreno Avenue and South Tejon Street. Witnesses reported that a sedan had struck a woman working on construction in the area. The construction worker was wearing a reflective vest at the time of the crash, according to CSPD.
Officers and first responders arrived immediately and helped transport the victim to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries. Tejon Street was closed for several hours as CSPD's Major Crash Team investigated the accident.
Police arrested the driver of the sedan and identified her as 36-year-old Andrea Selanders. Officers said Selanders showed signs of being impaired and was charged with DUI among other offenses.
If anyone has more information about this incident, please call CSPD at (719) 444-7000.