Denver is bustling with foot traffic at nearly all hours of the day. For many in the city, walking is their main source of transportation. However, when pedestrians are walking near busy roadways, there is always a chance an accident could happen. Being involved in a car accident is already traumatic enough. But when an at-fault driver flees the scene of the accident, the experience can be catastrophic for those affected.
Driver flees the scene after hitting pedestrians
Recently, two teens were hospitalized after being hit by a driver who fled the scene. The incident occurred near Northfield High School. According to reports from the Denver Police Department, two teenage pedestrians who are students at the school were struck by a vehicle.
Authorities said both students were seriously injured and taken to a local medical center for treatment. Reportedly, the driver sped off after striking the students. Police said they located and arrested the suspected driver a short time later. The driver will likely be facing serious criminal charges.
Where can victims get help?
Unfortunately, thousands of people are injured or killed every year because of negligent drivers. Anyone in Colorado who has suffered injuries or the loss of an immediate family member in a car accident that was caused by the negligence of another party can get help by contacting an experienced attorney. By filing a claim, victims, including the surviving families of deceased victims, could obtain financial relief to help ease their way forward.