Good Samaritans helping suspected drunk driver hit by second suspected drunk driver
BOULDER COUNTY, Colo. — Two people who stopped to help a suspected drunk driver after a crash were hit by another driver who is also suspected of driving drunk, the Colorado State Patrol said Monday.
The crash happened just north of Boulder on Sunday night, the Colorado State Patrol said.
Trooper Nate Reid said 51-year-old Emilio Clavel-Fuentes from Thornton crashed on North Foothills Highway near Violet Avenue at 10:30 p.m.
Two people who were passing by — Anthony Short, 25, and Sona Shrestha, 22 — tried to help Clavel-Fuentes.
That’s when 23-year-old Jose Hernandez-Altamira crashed into the back of Clavel-Fuentes’ car — and also hit the two good Samaritans.
Short and Shrestha were transported to Boulder Community Hospital with serious injuries, Reid said.
Clavel-Fuentes was also seriously hurt. He will be charged with DUI when he is released from the hospital, Reid said.
Hernandez-Altamira was not injured and was arrested on suspicion of DUI, vehicular assault and careless driving resulting in injury.
The crash was first reported by the Boulder Daily Camera.
A GoFundMe account has been set up to help Short with medical and other expenses related to his recovery.