By Rick Sallinger

LITTLETON, Colo. (CBS4)– Police in Littleton hope someone can help them track down a driver wanted in a hit-and-run that left a man with critical injuries.

The collision happened just before 7:30 p.m. Nov. 25 at South Broadway and Caley in Littleton.

Police say that Robert Craig Schwabauer was struck by a vehicle headed northbound after he got off the bus. He was crossing the street from west to east when the SUV hit him.

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Schwabauer, 52, suffered broken leg bones and other injuries. He was rushed to the hospital in critical condition. He is improving but has a long road to recovery from the serious injuries.

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“You know you’ve hit somebody and they didn’t even care enough to see if he was okay or if he was alive,” said Craig’s sister Stephanie Schwabauer-Brown.

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Police say the vehicle involved was an SUV, perhaps a Kia, Honda or Hyundai with damage likely to the right front or passenger side.

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“That is a pretty egregious offense. It’s required by law to stay and provide information,” said Littleton Police Officer Jenny Geiser.

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Anyone with information about the collision is asked to call the Littleton Police Department at 303.795.8001.

CBS4’s Rick Sallinger is a Peabody award winning reporter who has been with the station more than two decades doing hard news and investigative reporting. Follow him on Twitter @ricksallinger.


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