Man accidentally shoots himself in leg after car crash

A female passenger was not injured.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Authorities say a man was injured when a gun tucked into his shorts went off as he was getting out of his car following a car accident in Widefield.

The Colorado Springs Gazette reports the man was shot in the leg Monday afternoon, and investigators determined he had been driving under the influence of prescription drugs. The man, whose name was not released, was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

A female passenger was not injured.

The man was served a summons on suspicion of driving under the influence, prohibited use of a weapon and false reporting.


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