Road rage incident injures local man

Suspect Angela Holmes.

Woman arrested

Jonathan Richardson was struck by a vehicle in the 200 block of Pike Avenue and apparently drove himself to the emergency room with serious leg injuries. He was then transported to Penrose Hospital in Colorado Springs via Flight for Life.

Angela Holmes was arrested by APD officers Friday and charged with felony counts of vehicular assault, assault in the first degree and leaving the scene of an accident as well as misdemeanor counts of reckless endangerment, failure to report an accident or return to the scene, compulsory insurance and child abuse recklessly with no injury.

APD officers were summoned to SLV Health and were advised that the injuries occurred during a road rage incident where a suspect, who has not been identified, walked towards Richardson’s vehicle and poured an unknown chemical onto the windshield and hood.

Richardson exited his vehicle to see what was poured on it and as he stood in front of his vehicle, the suspect backed up striking him with their vehicle, pinning Richardson between the suspect vehicle and his own. After colliding with Richardson, the suspect then fled the scene.

Richardson family members report that the same liquid, believed to possibly be some type of acid, was subsequently thrown on his hands and arms causing burns.

Police Chief Ken Anderson said the identity of the liquid involved in the incident has not been determined and samples have been sent to the Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for analysis.

A family post on Facebook that hasn’t been independently verified indicates that a male passenger in the van may have also been involved and that the hospital confirmed that Richardson suffered chemical burns from hydrochloric acid.

According to Facebook, a “GoFundMe” account has been established for Richardson and his family seeking $157,000 for medical costs not covered by insurance and family support.

The incident is under further investigation according to the APD.

 

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