DENVER (CBS4)– A 17-year-old victim of a hit-and-run while crossing Colfax on her way to school last month is suffering from a serious head injury.
Deyondrah Bridgeman’s family is devastated by what happened. While she continued to recover in the hospital, her family appeared in court for the hit-and-run suspected driver’s advisement in court.
Erin Jackson was formally advised of the charges against her in court on Friday afternoon.
Jackson, 31, has been charged with leaving the scene of an accident causing serious bodily injury.
Jackson is 5th grade teacher at Axl Academy Public Charter School in Aurora. She didn’t say much in court.
Police said Jackson was driving eastbound on Colfax Avenue when she struck Bridgeman as she was walking to class at East High School.
Jackson eventually turned herself into police after detectives asked for the media’s help in finding a car captured on a HALO camera.
Bridgeman’s family is encouraging students at East High to be extra vigilant while walking to school and crossing busy streets.
Jackson is scheduled to be back in court April 3 for a preliminary hearing.
A fund has been set up at Wells Fargo in the name of Deyondrah Bridgeman for anyone who would like to contribute to Dee’s medical bills.