A female pedestrian was struck and killed when she was crossing the street in an apparent hit-and-run accident. Previously, Colorado authorities were on the lookout for the driver in this fatal car accident. Now, the driver has been apprehended and charged with leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death.The accident reportedly happened on Thursday morning. Authorities determined that the crash ensued as a woman was making her way across the street in a crosswalk. The driver supposedly hit the pedestrian and left the scene. The pedestrian died as a result of her injuries, which led authorities on a manhunt for the individual who committed this act. Upon an investigation, bystanders informed officers that they obtained the license plate number of the vehicle which was described as an older white car.Officers traced the license plate number which happened to be registered to the driver’s ex-wife. After authorities got in contact with the driver, he insinuated that he did not even remember being involved in an accident. After the vehicle was tested in a crime lab, the results demonstrated that the vehicle had hair in an exhaust pipe. Also, the vehicle had marks consistent with a pedestrian being hit.
The family of the deceased woman is undoubtedly suffering from a substantial amount of emotional distress from the fatal car accident. The sudden death of a loved one is typically a trying moment for most Colorado families. Surviving family members who lost someone in a collision due to the negligent acts of another driver may have the right to file wrongful death claims against the driver and/or any other separate owner of the vehicle. The civil court system in Colorado can award monetary relief to a victim’s family when there is evidence that deems another party liable.
Source: Denver Westword, Marshall Smith, 85, was missing after dialysis treatment before fatal hit-and-run, Michael Roberts, Feb. 6, 2014