Woman seriously injured in rollover accident


— A Craig woman was seriously injured in a one-vehicle rollover accident south of Craig on Friday morning.

Elizabeth A. Perschon, 30, suffered serious injuries after the 1999 Ford F-250 she was driving drifted off the side of Colorado Highway 13 near Colowyo Coal Co. and rolled two and a half times at about 6:30 a.m. Friday, said Cpl. Brian Bagley of Colorado State Patrol.

Perschon was not wearing her seatbelt and was ejected from the vehicle. Three children, ages 1, 3 and 12, also were in the vehicle, properly buckled, and suffered no significant injuries, Bagley said. He would not comment on whether the children were Perschon's.

All four passengers were transported to The Memorial Hospital, the three children for precautionary measures, Bagley said. The children were treated and released Friday. Perschon was transferred to a larger facility, TMH officials said.

Bagley said Perschon's speed was estimated at 75 mph in a 65-mph zone, but that speed was not a contributing factor. He said he also does not suspect drugs or alcohol are involved in the accident.

"There was no event to cause (the vehicle) to drift off the road," Bagley said.

The State Patrol might press misdemeanor traffic charges against Perschon.

"Charges are pending right now," Bagley said. "But charges are likely."

In addition to State Patrol, Craig Fire/Rescue, TMH ambulance, Moffat County Sheriff's Office, Colorado Department of Transportation and Rio Tinto (which operates Colowyo) crews responded to the scene.


grace 9 years, 8 months ago

about the woman elizabeth in the truck accident, please if the officials have a heart at all, drop charges on her, she is alive minute to minute, she is a single mom raising two boys, has no health insurance as of today she has had at least two surgeries a day since friday, she blew her liver, of which they have packed for now, they had to remove a kidney,she broke a femer, has rib fractures,broken arm and broke her back at t-4, today they will do surgery on her back, they said she will have no feeling from waist down and will never walk again! they are putting rods and cages from t-4 down, her neck has fx at c-2 and down, so she will wear a halo, rite now the first priority is will she live, if so her life will change forever, she will never run or walk with her boys, please drop the charges and instead start planning fund raisers for her as the road looks grim financially too she is a mother, a human being, what happened to her could happen to any of us, thank you


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