AURORA, Colo. (CBS4) – Police are searching for a driver who was involved in an accident that seriously injured several people just after midnight Saturday.
Lt. Jeff Turner said the crash occurred in the 1900 block of southbound Interstate 225. A tan minivan had broken down and was parked on the shoulder.
A tan minivan had broken down and was parked on the left shoulder. A gold minivan had stopped and had attempted to jump start the disabled minivan but was unsuccessful.
“The gold minivan was attempting to leave the area, turned into the left through lane of traffic and into the path of a red car,” Turner said in a statement. “The red car struck the front passenger side of the gold minivan. The impact spun the gold minivan more than 180 degrees and into the center dividing barrier.”
The red car then struck a blue car that was also traveling southbound.
There were four people in the tan minivan. Three were uninjured and one had a minor injury possibly from flying debris. There were two people who were in the tan minivan but were standing beside the tan minivan at the time of the accident. They were uninjured.
There were four other people in the gold minivan at the time of the accident. The front passenger was seriously injured and transported to a local hospital. She is expected to survive. Two other rear passengers suffered non-life threatening injuries and were transported to a local hospital.
The driver of the gold mini-van fled the scene.
There were four people in the red car. All seriously injured and transported to local hospitals. The front passenger has life-threatening injuries. The others are critical but expected to survive.
There were four people in the blue car and none were injured.
Names haven’t been released.
Police don’t believe alcohol or excessive speed were a factor. The highway was closed from the time of the accident until about 4:15 a.m.