DENVER (CBS4) – Police in Denver issued a Medina Alert Tuesday night after a hit-and-run seriously injured a 66-year-old woman.

The woman was crossing Park Avenue West at Tremont Street at approximately 8:30 p.m. when she was hit. She suffered injuries to her head and body and is currently in the Intensive Care Unit at Denver Health Medical Center.

An image from the scene (credit: CBS)

An image from the scene (credit: CBS)

Police believe the woman is homeless because they haven’t been able to find any family locally.

Witnesses told police the car involved was a 1998 gray or blue Lincoln sedan with Colorado license plate QKI-285. The car may have damage to its right side mirror and was last seen traveling southeast on Park Avenue West. Witnesses believed there were multiple people in the car.

A car similar to the suspect vehicle (credit: Denver Police Department)

A car similar to the suspect vehicle (credit: Denver Police Department)

“We would like to hear from the folks that were in the car. It is not uncommon that people who attempt to hide information about an incident could potentially get charged,” Lt. Robert Rock with the DPD Traffic Investigations Unit.

Police said they haven’t had many problems at that particular intersection.

It’s only the second time this year there has been a hit-and-run incident that has risen to the level of being a Medina Alert because of the severity of the woman’s injuries.

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