AURORA, Colo. — A juvenile was in critical condition after being hit by a car while he was riding through an Aurora intersection on his scooter early Friday morning.
According to Aurora Police spokesperson Jeff Turner, a mini-van was traveling westbound on East Iliff Avenue at approximately 4:40 a.m. when it collided with the juvenile near where Iliff intersects with South Peoria Street. Turner said police believe the juvenile, who was dressed in dark clothing, was riding his non-motorized scooter northbound on Peoria.
“The initial indication is that the juvenile road his scooter into the path of the mini-van while he had a red signal,” Turner said. “The mini-van had a green signal light and the right of way.”
The Aurora Fire Department responded to the scene and transported the juvenile to a local hospital, where he was listed in critical condition as of Friday afternoon. Turner said the driver of the mini-van remained on scene.
“Excessive speed, alcohol or drugs are not suspected at this time,” Turner said of the accident.
The intersection of Iliff and Peoria was closed for a good deal of time as police investigated the scene. The intersection was reopened as of 8 a.m.