Four children hurt in rollover accident


— A Steamboat Springs woman who took her eyes off the road to quiet fighting children flipped her vehicle on County Road 14 Thursday, police said.

Colorado State Patrol trooper Zach Murray said 31-year-old Michelle Postoskie and four children in her 1989 Toyota 4-Runner were taken to Yampa Valley Medical Center at approximately 10:15 a.m. on Thursday.

Hospital spokeswoman Christine McKelvie said Postoskie was treated for neck and back strain and released.

The four children in the vehicle were also released the same day. A 5-year-old girl suffered multiple contusions and a cut on her ear, a 6-year-old boy was treated for neck strain, a 6-year-old girl received no injuries and a 10-year-old boy needed stitches for a cut on his foot.

"It would have been a lot worse if they didn't have their seat belts on," Murray said.

The one-vehicle rollover happened on C.R. 14 at the intersection with C.R. 14F, near the Haymaker Golf Course.

"The kids were fighting in the back and she leaned around to break it up. When she did that, the car drifted," Murray said. "She turned the wheel to correct it and started a clockwise rotation in the roadway."

The vehicle rolled onto its passenger side.

Murray estimated Postoskie was driving 37 mph in a 35 mph zone.

Postoskie was cited for careless driving causing injury, failing to restrain a child in a car seat and not having proof of insurance.

The 4-Runner sustained severe damage.


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