Pedestrians injured in accident at street rod show

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Rocky Mountain Street Rod National Show–Pueblo

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PUEBLO, Colo. -- Two pedestrians were injured and four vehicles damaged after a driver lost control Saturday afternoon at the Colorado State Fairgrounds duing the Rocky Mountain Street Rod National Show.

Pueblo County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a multivehicle accident on the fairgrounds at about 3 p.m. and learned that 63-year-old Patricia Held was driving when she suddenly accelerated and struck an adult female pedestrian and three other vehicles before coming to a stop.

The pedestrian was taken to the hospital with unknown injuries. A juvenile female pedestrian suffered minor injuries after a tire of one of the vehicles that was struck rolled over her foot. Held suffered minor injuries. She and the girl were treated at the scene.

All four vehicles involved in the incident were part of the street rod show being held at the fairgrounds this weekend. The annual show continued after the accident.

Alcohol is suspected as a contributing factor to the accident. Held was arrested for DUI and careless driving causing bodily injury.

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