Around 6 pm on November 6, a white 2003 Infiniti sedan was driving north on Shields Street alongside a bicyclist. As the pair approached Birch Street, the cyclist shifted across two lanes of traffic preparing to turn. The cyclist, a 21-year-old Colorado State University Student, collided with the white sedan and fell to the ground.
At first, the driver pulled over to inspect the scene. She approached the seriously injured cyclist and his mangled bicycle, and, according to eyewitness accounts, exchanged a few words with the victim before turning around and fleeing the scene in a moment of panic.
Thankfully, there were sufficient witnesses to the accident to identify her car and provide physical details to a police composite-sketch artist. The 31-year-old suspect was arrested near Horsetooth road and Shields street on a Class 4 felony charge of leaving the scene of an accident.
I Have Been Injured in a Hit and Run Accident. What Do I Do?
This situation is not unique given that this is Fort Collins‘ 88th bicycle-car accident of the year. The rate of collisions has been steadily climbing from 9.5, in 2000, to 12.1, in 2012, crashes per 10,000 people. If you or a loved one has been the victim of negligent driving, contact us.
We have ample experience helping cyclists receive the compensation they deserve for pain and suffering, lost wages, and medical expenses. Furthermore, we will deliver the perpetrator due justice thereby making our roads just a little bit safer. For more information on your rights as a cyclist, our national accident attorney can provide a free consultation, call today at (866) 377-3800.
[Did You Know: Hit and run accidents on private property or involving parked vehicles normally will not be assigned for investigation.]
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