Teen hit by two cars near Rifle in stable condition | PostIndependent.com

Teen hit by two cars near Rifle in stable condition

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. ” A 16-year-old pedestrian who was struck by two cars while walking on Highway 6 near Rifle Jan. 11 is now in stable condition, the Colorado State Patrol announced.

Ryan Nichols, 16, of Rifle was transported to the Grand River Medical Center after the incident and is now at St. Mary’s Hospital in Grand Junction in an intensive care unit in stable condition.

According to the Colorado State Patrol, the incident occurred near mile marker 93 approximately 1 1/2 miles east of Rifle around 6:30 p.m.

Nichols was in the eastbound lane and walking with the flow of traffic when he was struck by an eastbound Nissan. He was thrown over the top of the car and came to rest in the eastbound lane.

He was then struck by a second eastbound vehicle and dragged roughly 80 feet. Both drivers, along with other passers-by, assisted until paramedics arrived.

The eastbound lane surrounding the crash was closed for approximately two hours during the investigation.

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