Man in Castle Rock struck by car while changing tire

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DENVER — A man was hurt Saturday night in Castle Rock when an oncoming car collided with his vehicle while he was outside changing a tire.

The accident happened about 9:15 p.m. near the intersection of Founders Parkway and Metzler Drive, Castle Rock police said. The man’s Mazda was struck from behind by a Chevrolet Cruz.

The 29-year-old victim was listed in stable condition Sunday. The driver of the Cruz, a 48-year-old woman, was also taken to the hospital. The victim’s wife was in the Mazda at the time and was apparently not hurt.

Drugs and alcohol were not thought to be a factor, police said.