Motorist hits, injures trucker who was chaining up in Colorado

| Monday, December 03, 2007

A truck driver was seriously injured Sunday morning, Dec. 2, when he got out to chain up and was hit by a motorist driving a Jeep Wrangler on I-70 near Bakerville, CO.

According to reports on Denver television news stations and The Denver Post, at about 7:45 a.m. the trucker pulled on onto the shoulder to chain up. It was not in a designated chain-up area, even though there is a chain-up area on westbound Interstate 70 at mile marker 221 near where the incident occurred.

The trucker was identified as Clifton Dickerson of Sante Fe, NM, and he was taken to a nearby hospital. The 23-year-old driver of the Jeep was not injured, according to officers at the scene, but he was arrested for careless driving.

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