DENVER (CBS4) – A female East High School student was injured in a hit-and-run crash Wednesday morning and another female student at the school was injured in a separate crash a few blocks away.
The hit-and-run took place at approximately 7 a.m. outside East High School at the intersection of Colfax and Elizabeth.
Police are looking for a gray 4-door sedan which failed to stop at a red light at the intersection.
The suspect vehicle is pictured below. The collision was captured on a HALO camera.
Police said the suspect vehicle will have damage to the right front bumper/quarter panel area.
Detectives with the traffic investigations unit are asking any witnesses to the collision or who can identity the suspect driver or vehicle to contact Crime Stoppers at 720-913-STOP (7867). You can text to CRIMES (274637) then title DMCS and enter your message or send an e-mail to metro-denvercrimestoppers.com. If the information you provide leads to the arrest and charging of a wanted individual, you can receive a cash reward up to $2,000.
The driver is described as a White or Hispanic woman in her 20s to 30s with shoulder-length red hair.
The teenager was rushed to Denver Health Medical Center with serious injuries and was listed in critical condition Wednesday afternoon.
Students said they see close calls of similar accidents all the time along this stretch of Colfax near East High School.
“I think it’s really crazy that someone has the mental capacity to be able to hit somebody like that and hurt somebody and just leave,” said one East High School student.
The second crash took place at Colfax and Fillmore at around the same time and in that case the vehicle involved and the driver involved stayed at the scene.
The 16-year-old is in serious condition.
“Pretty shaken up for sure,” said Scott Gravatt, the driver who stopped after he struck the teen.
He said the sun’s glare made it tough for him to see his way through this intersection at Fillmore and Colfax.
Police said Gravatt had the green light when an East High School student went through the crosswalk.
“I did hit her going around 30 mph and stopped immediately, got out right away and made sure that she was okay. I took my jacket off, put that over her. We called an ambulance and tried to calm her down. We even called her mother to let her know she was okay,” said Gravatt.