Steamboat briefs: Hagberg still in hospital after being hit by car
February 10, 2010
Steamboat Springs — William "Rick" Hagberg, the man who was struck by a car Friday in Steamboat Springs, remains in critical condition at Denver Health Medical Center, a hospital spokesman said Tuesday.
Hagberg, 51, of Steamboat Springs, was hit at about 6:15 p.m. while crossing U.S. Highway 40 at Walton Creek Road. The collision sent him 83 feet from the point of impact. Police have said he sustained "full body" injuries.
The driver of the car, Nancy G. Graves, 68, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol and vehicular assault. She was released from jail Monday on $5,000 bail after appearing in Routt County District Court.
Graves said Monday that she was driving toward a green light at Walton Creek Road when "out of nowhere a guy started to run out in front of my car."
Steamboat Springs police Detective Nick Bosick has said Graves had a green light and that he didn't think Hagberg had a signal indicating it was safe to cross U.S. 40.
Graves submitted to a test to measure her blood alcohol content, but police have said it could take as long as four weeks to get the results.
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The Routt County Commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to approve a contract for VPSI to begin daily commuter van service, mornings and evenings, between Stagecoach and Steamboat, and Oak Creek and Steamboat as soon as March 1.
Commuters must pay for a month of service in advance to ride the 12-passenger vans, offering individual seats.
Commissioner Diane Mitsch Bush pointed out Tuesday that the service contract assures passengers a guaranteed ride home in case of emergency, for example, an illness to the commuter or to one of their children.
Informational meetings will be scheduled soon.