WHEAT RIDGE, Colo. (CBS4)– Police in Wheat Ridge are investigating a crash between a construction vehicle and a van. The crash disrupted traffic at 32nd and Youngfield Tuesday morning.

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(credit: Wheat Ridge Police)

Investigators say the construction van was traveling eastbound on 32nd to northbound Youngfield when the van ran a red light and struck the health care van.

The driver of the construction truck suffered a minor head injury.

The intersection was blocked during the crash investigation and cleanup.

  1. It was frustrating that the Wheat Ridge cops didn’t direct traffic. The left turn lane going north on Youngfield could have been direct to turn left on red when there was no southbound traffic (most of the time). Instead it required multiple light cycles to get through, leading to short tempers once into the complicated intersection going west on 32nd. While we waited for the lights to change we could observe 3 cops apparently just milling around and waiting (for the tow truck?)

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