29 Road and North Avenue update #GVCopbeat

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CUsersdavestAppDataLocalTempXPgrpwise555B4585CityHall-DOMCityHall-PO10016D6D331E41image1The Grand Junction Police Department and the Grand Junction Fire Department were dispatched to the intersection of North Avenue and 29 Road after a report of a 3-year-old child hit by a Grand Valley Transit bus around 12:30 pm today. Mesa County Sheriff’s Deputies also responded to the scene.

Initial information indicates the 3-year-old child and an adult were crossing North Avenue when they were struck by the Grand Valley Transit bus, which was making a right turn onto North Avenue from 29 Road. The adult did not sustain any serious injuries, but the child sustained severe injuries and is currently at St. Mary’s Hospital.

At the time of this release, the status of the walk signals and traffic lights is still being investigated. Due to the serious nature of this incident, detectives and traffic Investigators from the Grand Junction Police Department have closed the intersection of 29 Road and North Avenue for at least the next two hours. This is to ensure a safe environment for a complete and detailed investigation. At this time, there is no indication of alcohol or drugs being involved in the crash, and Grand Valley Transit is cooperating with the investigation.

Anyone needing further information may email gjpolicepio@gjcity.org

UPDATE: As of late last night, after being airlifted to Denver to go to Children’s Hospital, the 3-year-old boy succumbed to his injuries and did not survive. The investigation for this crash is still on-going and information will be updated as it becomes available.



One thought on “29 Road and North Avenue update #GVCopbeat

    sandra said:
    May 22, 2015 at 6:00 pm

    We all are suppose to watch out for pedestrians when we drive. Grand junction has the worst drivers I have ever seen in my life. I have driven the whole USA and this city is the worst for driving. The drivers put blinkers on last min or not at all make incorrect lane change s pull out in front of you with no time to avoid accident. They go up one way streets wrong way speed on north ave riverside parkway and d road. We need more cops to catch these horrible drivers. I could go on a nd on from what I see e everyday I drive. It’s terrible.

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