AURORA, Colo. (CBS4) – Two people are in critical condition after two separate auto-pedestrian accidents in Aurora Saturday night.
Lt. Jeff Turner with Aurora police said the first accident occurred at 10:27 p.m. on East 14th Avenue between Dallas Street and Dayton Street.
“The investigation revealed that an adult female was walking southbound in the alley between Dallas and Dayton and crossed 14th Avenue mid-block. The vehicle was travelling eastbound and the adult male driver did not see the pedestrian and struck her in the roadway,” Turner said in a statement.
The woman was taken to a hospital and is in critical condition.
The driver stayed at the scene and alcohol is not suspected as a factor. Police believe the pedestrian was at fault. No names have been released.
The second accident occurred at about 10:28 p.m. on East Mexico Avenue near South Laredo Street.
“An adult male pedestrian was walking southbound on the bike trail crossing East Mexico Avenue. A minivan was traveling eastbound, struck the pedestrian and carried him about 100 yards east on the hood of the car,” Turner said.
The driver left the scene but returned about 20 minutes later and was arrested after being tested for drinking and driving.
“Potential charges include vehicular assault, driving under the influence of alcohol, hit-and-run, leaving the scene of an injury accident and defective vehicle,” Turner said.
No names have been released.