A Florida Mesa resident sent his spouse to the hospital with a leg injury Friday when he backed a pickup truck into her.
Duane Williams, 71, was guiding a borrowed 1998 red Ford pickup on the driveway of the couple’s ranch at 1751 Colorado Highway 172 when he struck his wife, Carole, 67.
The vehicle pushed her against a glass door, which didn’t break, Colorado State Patrol Sgt. Ben Steger said.
Steger said Duane Williams’ unfamiliarity with the vehicle caused him to step on the gas pedal instead of the brake.
Carole Williams was taken to Mercy Regional Medical Center complaining of leg pain, Steger said. Hospital spokesman David Bruzzese said she is in good condition.
The Colorado State Patrol was alerted to the incident at 9:06 a.m.