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Driver Ticketed in Auto-Pedestrian Accident in Arvada

(Arvada) – Dalton McManus (DOB: 6.4.97) was ticketed in the October 28, 2015 auto pedestrian accident that injured a 9-year-old boy, Gage Gabaldon.

McManus was summoned into county court on a red light violation, careless driving with serious injury, defective unsafe vehicle and six commercial vehicle safety violations.

Arvada Police responded to a call of an auto-pedestrian accident shortly after 7:30 a.m.. McManus was traveling westbound on 58th Avenue in a F350 utility work truck pulling a work trailer that was carrying a Bobcat.

McManus ran the red light on 58th Avenue on Balsam Street as the victim entered into the crosswalk and began to cross the street southbound. Gabaldon was the second child to begin walking across the street when he was struck.

Gabaldon was transported to an area hospital with serious bodily injuries and is in stable condition.

McManus cooperated fully in the investigation. Drugs and alcohol were not factors in this accident.

The family of Gage Gabaldon has asked for privacy at this time so that they may focus on Gage’s recovery, but did issue the following statement:

“Gage is currently in critical but stable condition and is recovering from surgery. He has a long road ahead of him and we want to focus our energy on being there for him at this time. If community members would like to help out our Gage, a gofundme page has been established at“  


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