Denver police Lt. Robert Rock said the mother of a 16-year-old girl critically injured in a hit-and-run collision Wednesday morning wanted him to urge the driver who was responsible to turn herself in.
“This is a heavy weight to carry on your conscience,” he said to the woman driver through the media at an afternoon press conference.
The girl sustained a serious head injury when she was struck in a crosswalk on East Colfax Avenue near Elizabeth Street in front of East High School just after 7 a.m. Wednesday. The woman — described as white or Hispanic in her 20s or 30s with shoulder-length red hair — kept going east on Colfax, as numerous witnesses watched.
A surveillance video released by police indicates the sedan ran a red light.
The girl’s name was not released. She was in critical condition at a hospital Wednesday afternoon.
The car was described as a gray or metallic colored four-door sedan that will have damage to its front passenger side.
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