Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Steamboat Springs A Hayden man remains hospitalized at Denver Health Medical Center after he was critically injured in an Aug. 19 motorcycle accident on Routt County Road 37.
Frank Welsh, 56, was listed in serious condition Tuesday, a week after the accident, Denver Health spokesman Tony Encinias said. No further details about his injuries were available.
Welsh sustained critical injuries, including serious head trauma, when he lost control of his motorcycle south of Hayden on the evening of Aug. 19. Welsh was headed northbound near mile marker 10 on C.R. 37., where he struck a deer that darted into the road.
Welsh was thrown from the motorcycle and landed on his head, according to the Colorado State Patrol. He was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.
In the wake of the crash, Welsh was transported to Yampa Valley Medical Center by an ambulance crew from the West Routt Fire Protection District. He later was airlifted to Denver Health.
Hayden police and the Routt County Sheriff's Office also responded to the scene.