Aurora police release video, photos of red light runner crash
AURORA, Colo. – Aurora Police on Monday released dramatic photographs and video of an intersection crash caused by a driver who ran a red light.
The video shows the driver of a sedan ignoring a red light at S. Chambers Road and East Iliff Ave., crashing into a motorcyclist on April 30.
The motorcycle rider, Greg Edwards, was tossed into the air and suffered a fractured femur, fractured ankle, chipped teeth and a large gash on his lip.
“I’m just blessed that I’m alive right now,” Edwards told us from a hospital bed at Medical Center of Aurora.
He hopes the video will remind drivers just how dangerous it is to run red lights.
“Stay off your cell phone. Pay attention to what you are doing,” Edwards said.
Aurora Police Chief Dan Oates hopes drivers will take note as well. He says the city issues 2,000 to 3,000 red light violations every month.
“Every one of those could result in this kind of incident,” Chief Oates said.
The woman who hit Edwards was issued a summons. Chante Thomas did not want to talk about the crash but said, “I’m really glad he’s okay.”