Colorado governor candidate knocked off motorcycle

LITTLETON — Police cited a 38-year-old woman for failure to yield after Colorado gubernatorial candidate Tom Tancredo said she pulled into traffic and knocked him off his motorcycle Sunday.

Tancredo said he walked away with only scrapes and bruises.

Littleton Police Lt. Sean Dugan said today that Jennifer Dugan of Littleton, who is not related to the lieutenant, was cited for failure to yield, a 3-point traffic violation. He said Dugan and two passengers were not injured.

“It may have been in her blind spot, it’s hard to say,” Lt. Dugan said.

Tancredo said he was riding his Harley-Davidson on South Broadway in the Denver suburb of Littleton when he was cut off by a car entering the street from a parking lot.

“The interesting thing was I was sliding on the pavement and the bike was sliding on the pavement and it went on forever,” Tancredo said. He was treated for road rash and released from a local hospital.

The 64-year-old said his glasses and watch were broken and his motorcycle was badly damaged. He estimated the damage to be at least $2,000.

Tancredo said the woman driving the car pulled to an inside lane on South Broadway and then switched lanes, forcing him to the pavement.

Tancredo, a former Republican congressman, switched his affiliation to the American Constitution Party and entered the governor’s race after saying the GOP nominee, Dan Maes, couldn’t beat Democrat John Hickenlooper.


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