Alcohol played a part in Patterson Road crash

By: KKCO Email
By: KKCO Email

Grand Junction, Colo. (AP) - A 45-year-old man has been arrested and jailed on suspicion of driving under the influence and other charges after a crash in Grand Junction that sent six people to a hospital.

Police say Edward Wildrick was driving west in a Ford Explorer on Wednesday afternoon when he ran a red light and slammed into a Dodge minivan making a left turn. The accident happened at 27 1/2 and Patterson Roads.

A woman and five children - ages 3 to 10 - were taken to a hospital. Grand Junction Police Spokeswoman Kate Porras says one of the children may have suffered broken bones.

Cpl. Rob Dillon says Wildrick was arrested after he failed roadside sobriety tests.

Wildrick was taken into custody on suspicion of reckless driving causing injury, vehicular assault, DUI, failure to stop at a red light and attempted hit and run.
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  • by Anonymous on Jun 18, 2009 at 05:00 PM
    What a loser! Throw the book at him because if you don't he will do it again.
  • by Deanna Location: Grand Junction, CO on May 27, 2009 at 08:12 PM
    Not only did he hit one car full of children with their mother, he also hit a 69 year old woman after the first impact and tried to leave the scene of the accident! They should throw the book at him! Why no DUI check points during the day??
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