Craig man charged in Sunday accident

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A Craig man has been charged with a traffic infraction in a two-car accident that occurred early Sunday that injured one teen.

Guy Wayne Dove, 29, was issued a summons for failure to yield at a flashing red light after his Chevy Cavalier broadsided a pickup truck with five teens riding in it at the intersection of Sixth Street and Yampa Avenue.

Dove, who was driving westbound on Sixth Street at 2 a.m., collided into the truck at 10 m.p.h. as it moved southbound on Yampa Avenue at 25 m.p.h., according to Craig police.

The collision sent the truck into a quarter roll

on its side.

Three teens riding in the bed of the pickup were thrown -- leaving a 15-year-old boy injured with a broken wrist.

He was transported to The Memorial Hospital.

"We're very lucky with those kids in the back being thrown," Craig Police Sgt. Bill Leonard said.

A second boy with a possible injury declined medical treatment.

The traffic infraction carries $56 in fines and surcharges plus three points on a driver's license upon conviction.

Paul Shockley can be reached at 824-7031 or at pshockley@craigdailypress.com.

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