Man arrested, accused of pulling emergency brake that caused Aurora rollover

(Credit: Aurora Police Department)

(Credit: Aurora Police Department)

AURORA, Colo. — A man who was injured in a single-vehicle crash was released from the hospital and arrested Monday, the Aurora Police Department said.

William McKnight, 29, was charged with first-degree assault, violation of a protection order and reckless endangerment, and was booked into the Arapahoe County Detention Center.

The rollover accident happened about noon Sunday near South Buckley Road and South Nucla Way.

Aurora Police say McKnight and a female driver were arguing when McKnight suddenly pulled the emergency brake, causing the car to skid out of control and flip after striking the median.

Neither person was wearing a seat belt and the unidentified female driver was ejected from the vehicle, the Aurora Fire Department said. She is in critical condition but is expected to survive, Aurora Police said.

McKnight is due in Arapahoe County Court at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday.