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Hit-and-run Accident Leaves Pedestrian at a 7-11

9news reported that there was a hit-and-run accident. The incident happened at Colfax Ave. and Laredo St. A 14-year-old girl was trying to cross the street when she was struck by the car. The driver of the car stopped and picked up the girl. He then put her in his car. Police believe that he was going to take the girl to get medical attention. However, he may have panicked and turned his vehicle around. He eventually brought the girl right back to the intersection where the accident occurred and dropped her off at a 7-11. The driver of the SUV did not make any threats to the young woman and she reported not feeling uncomfortable near him. Police are thankful that the driver brought the girl back but are still searching for him to charge him with a hit-and-run accident.

Have you been seriously injured in a hit-and-run car accident? Contact a Denver hit-and-run car accident attorney.

The Denver Police Department reported that there were over 3,000 hit and run accidents in 2009. There were just over 21,000 car accidents in Colorado that year. Hit and run accidents made up 23% of the total accidents in Denver. The Denver Police Department reports that the most likely places to be in an accident in Colorado in 2011 are the intersections of I-25 & W. 6 Ave, I-70 & N. Quebec St., and I-25 & W. Alameda Ave. Denver Police warn drivers to always remain cautious and aware when driving and to stop after being involved in an accident. A hit and run is an added criminal charge after an accident.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported that over 4,200 pedestrians were killed in traffic accidents in 2010. Pedestrian fatalities in traffic crashes account for 13% of all traffic fatalities. In 2010, 68% of pedestrian deaths occurred at night time. The majority of pedestrian-car collisions resulting in death occur in urban areas as opposed to in rural areas. Pedestrian-car accidents commonly occur when it is a clear day and people are out enjoying the weather.

If you have been injured in a pedestrian-car accident contact Denver hit-and-run car accident attorney Keith Fuicelli to learn about financial compensation you may be entitled to. When a pedestrian has been hit by a car, injuries can be more significant due to the lack of protection a pedestrian possesses since they are exposed to the elements. Seeking a personal injury attorney can insure that you receive the medical attention you require after a car accident. An attorney can also help catch the negligent driver who committed a hit-and-run accident. Keith Fuicelli with Fuicelli & Lee, P.C. is an attorney who is dedicated to protecting his clients rights. Call us today for a FREE CASE EVALUATION
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