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Two Injured in Weekend Traffic Crash

 A serious traffic accident at 61st and Ward Road shutdown traffic lanes, and created delays for numerous drivers on Sunday, June 13, 2010. 

The Arvada Police Department’s Critical Accident Response Team (CART) was called to the area just after 10:30 a.m. to investigate the accident that involved three vehicles in the 6100 block of Ward Rd. 

It’s believed the driver of a Jeep Liberty, a 60-year-old Arvada man, was traveling southbound on Ward Road when he crossed into the northbound lanes and side swiped a Chevrolet Suburban being driven by a 43-year-old Bailey man. The suspect then crashed head-on into a GMC Terrain in the southbound lane being driven by a 49-year-old Westminster woman. 

The suspect and the female victim were transported to St. Anthony’s Hospital Central for treatment. Their injuries were serious but not life-threatening. 

Police believe alcohol may have been involved in the crash. 

Charges are pending against the suspect as the investigation continues. 

Traffic on Ward Road was impacted for approximately three hours while CART investigated the crash.