Aurora juvenile hit by car while riding scooter, in critical condition

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Police investigate at the scene of an Aurora accident that left a scooter-riding juvenile in critical condition on the morning of May 3, 2013.

Police investigate at the scene of an Aurora accident that left a scooter-riding juvenile in critical condition on the morning of May 3, 2013.

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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.

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