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Driver charged after hitting baby

BRECKENRIDGE – Breckenridge police charged a motorist with a traffic offense after an accident Sunday sent a pedestrian and a baby to the hospital.Officers charged the unidentified Summit County resident with careless driving causing bodily injury. The baby was taken to Breckenridge Medical Center and later to Children’s Hospital in Denver. The baby did not suffer critical injuries, the police department reported Tuesday, and was released Sunday night. No injuries for the mother were indicated by the police statement, which said the family returned home to Colorado Springs.Police said the driver was westbound on Adams Street and stopped at the stop sign to turn left on South Main Street. The driver told police he saw a gold-colored vehicle stop in the northbound lane and a white pickup stop in the southbound lane. The driver said that he saw the driver of the pickup wave in a gesture, which he believed was to allow him to exit onto Main Street. When the driver pulled onto Main Street he did not see the woman and stroller in the crosswalk until he hit the stroller. The vehicle was only traveling 5 to 10 mph, police said, but the stroller slid more than 30 feet. The baby was not ejected, police said.Police did not immediately identify the driver because they are investigating his involvement in other possible crimes.

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