Accident Investigation

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. - Those with The Grand Junction Police Department are investigating a car accident that sent a teenager to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.

That 14-year-old teen was a pedestrian who police said was crossing the street.

It happened at 10 a.m. Sunday at the intersection of 30 and D 1/2 roads, where the truck was reportedly heading south. The teenager was on the east cross walk.

That road was blocked off from 1 p.m. until about 2:30 p.m. today as officers investigated the scene.

To do so, they used what they call a faro to laser map the road, poles, and signals in the intersection.

"We have to make sure we investigate them as accurate as possible to determined in an unbiased manner exactly what happened. That's fair for everybody involved," said John Ferguson, Motor Officer with the Grand Junction Police Department.

Those with the GJPD said a couple of things they look at are traffic and walk signals, as well as statements and positions from any potential witnesses in the area.

They said it will take at least a week to fully investigate the details of the crash.

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