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Jogger Struck in Auto-Pedestrian Accident in Olde Town

Arvada Police are investigating an auto/pedestrian accident that occurred at West 59th Avenue and Olde Wadsworth Blvd. just before 8:45 a.m. on Tuesday, January 25, 2011.

The driver of a passenger van was turning south on Olde Wadsworth Blvd. when he allegedly collided with a 51-year-old Arvada man who was out jogging with his dog.

Arvada Fire extricated the pedestrian who was pinned under a tire of the vehicle. The victim was transported to a nearby hospital for non-life-threatening, but serious injuries.

Police do not suspect alcohol as a factor in this incident. Police issued a summons to the 46-year-old driver of the van for obstructed view and careless driving resulting in injury.

After the accident, the victim's dog was taken to the Animal Management Office at the Arvada Police Department where the animal was later reunited with a family member.