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5-year-old Pueblo girl hit by truck, fighting for life at Colorado Springs hospital

Photo Courtesy: Ashley Archuleta
Photo Courtesy: Ashley Archuleta

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KRDO) -- 5-year-old Patsy Salazar is fighting for her life in Colorado Springs after a driver hit her on Thursday night in Pueblo as she was crossing the street on a scooter.

Pueblo Police said the driver stayed on scene and is cooperating with police. There are social media posts alleging the driver was drunk, but police said there was no sign the driver was impaired at the time of the accident.

Salazar suffered a skull fracture and was seriously injured in Thursday's accident. Her family reported that when they first got to her, they didn't believe she was still alive. Flight For Life crews transported her to Children's Hospital Colorado, Colorado Springs to undergo surgery on Thursday. On Saturday, Salazar had recovered enough to leave the ICU, though she remains in the hospital to continue her recovery.

In a social media post, a family member said "the doctor and staff named her 'Miracle' our God is working on her she's a fighter!"

Pastor Rob Hernandez at Highest Praise Fellowship is handling the donations to the family. If you'd like to donate, please contact him by clicking here.

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  1. “Pueblo Police said the driver stayed on scene and is cooperating with police. There are social media posts alleging the driver was drunk, but police said there was no sign the driver was impaired at the time of the accident.”
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    This demonstrates the accuracy of social media.
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    Good luck, Patsy.

    1. Have you not heard, they don’t teach reporters how to report they rely on nothing but social media reports for their news. Look at Fox news and other outlets they have nothing but blurbs from social media, hell I could be a reported, my copy and paste skills are our of this world….

  2. OK…why is a five year old crossing a street by herself? If in fact that is the case. Makes no sense!

    1. The story doesn’t say she was crossing the street by herself.

      I always used to tell my kids that big vehicles can’t easily see short people. If she was crossing on her scooter with a parent or a group of siblings or older friends, the driver might have seen them but not noticed her, especially if she was ahead of them or behind them by a few feet. It happens.

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