DENVER – A 32-year-old Denver woman faces charges after investigators say she ran a red light at 8th & Speer Boulevard Sunday morning, striking another vehicle which ended up in Cherry Creek.
Laura Bloom is charged with Careless Driving with Serious Bodily Injury.
Denver Police say Bloom was driving her Honda Civic westbound on 8th Avenue when she ran the red light and struck an Acura RDX driven by Gary Lozow, 68, who was traveling southbound on Speer Blvd.
Lozow’s SUV spun around and then went over the Cherry Creek embankment, landing upside-down in the water.
Witnesses and security guards from Denver Health Medical Center -directly across from the accident scene- pried open the passenger-side door and cut through Lozow’s seatbelt to free him.
Denver Fire crews performed CPR and then rushed Lozow to the hospital.
He was listed in fair condition Monday.
According to the Denver Post, Lozow is a prominent Denver-area attorney who has been involved in high-profile cases including representing the parents of Dylan Klebold after the Columbine High School shootings. More recently, he represented the former leader of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Denver who was acquitted in a domestic violence case.AlertMe