Police: Driver who hitting CU student was going to AA meeting at Boulder church

Student was eating on a bench outside the church

BOULDER, Colo. - A CU freshman suffered a punctured lung and several broken ribs after being hit by an SUV Wednesday afternoon. The driver told police she was going to an AA meeting.

Boulder Police Department spokeswoman Kim Kobel said the 1998 Toyota 4Runner was westbound on Colorado Avenue at about 12:12 p.m. when it turned into the parking lot of St. Aiden's Episcopal Church, at 2425 Colorado Ave.

Kobel said the SUV clipped a food truck before crashing into the student while he was eating on a nearby bench.

After hitting the student, the SUV ran into the church.

Kobel identified the driver Brenda Geers, 73.

The freshman was identified by the Daily Camera as Eric Anderson, 18.

Greers was arrested on suspicion of vehicular assault, DUI and DUI per se. Kobel said she told officers she was on her way to the church to attend the Alcoholics Anonymous meeting.

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