BOULDER, Colo. –
A 56-year-old Boulder man was arrested Wednesday evening after Boulder police say he failed to yield to a fire department vehicle that had activated its lights and sirens and was heading to a minor apartment fire.
Officers responded about 5:35 p.m. to the intersection of 30th Street and Arapahoe Avenue for the accident involving a marked fire department SUV and a Honda Civic, said Boulder police and fire spokeswoman Sarah Huntley said.
Craig Harris, who was driving the Honda south on 30th Street, is accused of sideswiping the fire vehicle, which was headed west on Arapahoe, Huntley said. Battalion chief Gil Espinoza, who was driving the fire department SUV, reported that the stoplight was red, his siren and lights were activated and he had slowed to 15 mph to go through the intersection, Huntley said.
Espinoza suffered minor injuries to his back, Huntley said, and both he and Harris were taken to Boulder Community Hospital to be evaluated. Neither man had life-threatening injuries and were released.
Harris was arrested on suspicion of driving under restraint, driving without insurance and failing to yield to an emergency vehicle.