Suspected Driver In Hit & Run At Bus Stop Appears In Court

DENVER (CBS4)– The man suspected of driving a car into a bus stop and injuring three people appeared before a judge in a Denver courtroom on Thursday morning.

Mark Skipper is accused of crashing into three people at a bus stop at Colfax Avenue and Josephine on Tuesday and then running away.

Skipper is being held on several charges including leaving the scene of an accident, careless driving, no valid driver’s license and driving under restraint.

Witnesses told police they took cell phone video of Skipper as he ran away from the crash and didn’t check on the people he struck.

One of the victims injured in the crash is John Shoeboot who was pinned between the car and the bus bench. He remains in the hospital with serious injuries.

Shoeboot’s sister said he didn’t see it coming.

“It happened so fast he said, he didn’t really hardly see it coming, just felt all the pain from the impact,” said Shoeboot’s sister Deborah Paige.

Skipper has an arrest record that totals 11 pages for charges including drugs and theft.

He remains in jail on a $10,000 bond.

One of Skipper’s friends showed up in court to support him.

“What happened was not in his heart. He’s a good person. This was just a wrong choice he made,” said Skipper’s friend who did not want to give her name.


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