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Pagosan critically injured in motorcycle accident

A Pagosa Springs native, Karl “Moose” Hujus, 23, is in critical condition in a Farmington hospital following an accident near Bayfield Sunday morning.

The accident occured Sunday at about 9:45 a.m., when Hujus was traveling west on U.S. 160 near Bayfield on a 2008 Yamaha motorcycle and a vehicle heading east attempted to make a left turn into a driveway, according to the Colorado State Patrol Accident Report Blotter.

During the turn, Hujus collided with the passenger side of the vehicle, a 2006 Subaru Impreza, driven by Jack P. Winchester, 87, of Bayfield.

Hujus was ejected from the motorcycle and came to rest on the roadway approximately 55 feet from his motorcycle.

Hujus sustained serious injuries in the accident and was flown to San Juan Regional Medical Center in Farmington, N.M.

The Pine River Times reported that U.S. 160 was shut down for over an hour due to the accident.

Winchester sustained minor injuries, while the passenger of the car, Marie Winchester, 82, reported no injuries.

Trooper Andrew Edmonds of the CSP said the incident is under investigation and charges are pending.

Hujus is an employee of the Town of Pagosa Springs and is the son of Bob and Vicki Hujus.

“According to his doctors and nurses, he’s still in critical condition,” Vicki reported Wednesday.

As of press time Wednesday, a fund to help with Hujus’ medical costs was being set up through the Pagosa Bible Church, though details on how to contribute were unknown.

For more information on contributing, call 731-3120.

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