|Officer involved accident
On February 27, 2012, at 1:14 a.m. Denver Police Officer Angela Simon was conducting a traffic stop at 400 West Colfax Ave. During the stop a pick-up truck ran into one of the police vehicles involved in the traffic stop. The impact of the crash pushed the police vehicle into Officer Simon pining her between the stopped vehicle and the police vehicle. Officer Simon landed in front of the stopped vehicle. She was transported to Denver Health Medical Center and is listed in serious condition with injuries to her mid-to-lower body.
The driver of the pick-up truck was arrested at the scene and has been identified as Nicholas Herrera (DOB 06/14/89.) Herrera is being held for investigation of Vehicular Assault, Failure to Yield the Right Away of Emergency Vehicle, No Proof of Insurance, DUI, DUI Per Se, and Careless Driving.
Officer Simon is a seven year veteran assigned to the Patrol Division.