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July 30, 2014

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Man using walker killed while crossing Boulder Highway

Pedestrian killed

A man using a walker was killed Thursday night when he was struck by a car while crossing Boulder Highway, near Lamb Boulevard, Metro Police said.

The incident happened about 8:25 p.m. as the man attempted to cross the road near the Town & Country Manor extended-stay hotel, police said.

Metro Police Lt. Dan McGrath said the man was crossing the six-lane highway East to West, without being in a crosswalk or at a light signal, when he was hit by a vehicle traveling southbound.

He was killed instantly, police said. His name was not released.

Police closed down a half-mile stretch of highway around the accident scene.

Preliminary investigation indicates the accident was caused by pedestrian error, police said. The crash remains under investigation.

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  1. Whatever was that man thinking? No doubt in the dark.The roads are so very wide here it's near impossible to cross them on the first try at a crossing.

  2. Not funny, mikegino. But what do we expect from you.

    It doesn't say if the driver stopped or not. Usually, they just keep on driving.

    DTJ - "Rebuilding America" Money???? Sorry, but the Tea Party says NO, that the country doesn't need to fix any streets, bridges, infrastructure of any kind because they think the gov't spends too much money. Besides, you can't put up pedestrian overpasses at every intersection. It's up to the pedestrians to use common sense.

    RIP for this poor man.