A 23-year-old pedestrian is in critical condition at a Denver hospital after he was struck by a vehicle on Interstate 70 overnight. The incident occurred at approximately 1:45 a.m. Friday, March 4, in the eastbound lane near mile-marker 175 in Vail.
According to police investigators, the pedestrian was on the roadway when he was struck by a Honda SUV traveling eastbound on the interstate. The driver and a passenger, Vail residents, stopped and called 911 to report the incident.
The victim is an Australian citizen visiting on a visa. He was transported to Vail Valley Medical Center and was subsequently flown to Denver for treatment of his injuries.
Vail Police are continuing to investigate the incident and are asking any potential witnesses to contact Detective Eric Bonta at 970-479-2200.
Contact: Sgt. Justin Dill, 970-479-2200
Vail Police Department