Crash in west Greeley leaves Platteville woman injured
November 25, 2016
A Platteville woman was injured Friday in a traffic crash in west Greeley.
The crash happened just after 4:30 p.m. on U.S. 34 at the intersection of 131st Avenue, which is less than a mile east of the city's western boundary. Greeley police Sgt. Mike Moran said the crash happened when Greeley resident Malcolm Haley was headed east in a red 2002 Chevy and spotted a cat in the roadway. He parked his Chevy in the median, however, the rear of the vehicle protruded into the eastbound lanes of U.S. 34. Not long after, Platteville teen Kali Matson was headed east in a gray 2016 Toyota. Her vehicle struck the rear of Haley's.
Haley was outside his Chevy at the time of the crash and was not injured. Matson was injured and was taken in an ambulance to North Colorado Medical Center for treatment. Moran said he did not know the extent of her injuries, but he believed they were not life threatening.
Moran said the crash remained under investigation Friday night. However, Haley would be cited with careless driving resulting in injury for leaving his vehicle protruding into the lanes of traffic.