Colorado Springs police were looking for a vehicle allegedly involved in a hit-and-run accident that involved a skateboarder. The accident was unusual because an officer in his police cruiser witnessed it.
According to the police report, the officer was eastbound on Galley Road on March 10 at approximately 1:30 a.m. As the officer’s squad car approached Querida Drive, he observed two skateboarders crossing Galley Road just beyond Bowser Drive. He then observed a westbound vehicle strike one of the individuals. The motorist fled the scene, according to the police report.
The injured skateboarder is a 19-year-old male. He required transport to an area hospital due to possible serious injuries. The police report further stated that the injuries were potentially life-threatening.
Authorities Search for Toyota Corolla
Officers immediately searched the area, but the offending hit-and-run motorist and vehicle were not located. In the aftermath of the accident, detectives searched for a 2004-08 Phantom Gray Toyota Corolla that is missing the passenger-side mirror.
Although the details of this incident are not yet fully known, Colorado civil law typically allows an injured person to seek compensation when a negligent hit-and-run motorist is to blame. However, it is important for authorities to locate the offending driver to make it possible to settle with the motorist’s insurer.
When identification of the motorist occurs and a settlement cannot be reached, it is possible to file a personal injury lawsuit on behalf of the injured party. Compensation is often pursued for medical expenses, pain and suffering and possible lost wages.
When you or a family member suffers injury in a car accident, it is possible to speak with Colorado Springs personal injury attorneys about your case. We offer a free, no-obligation consultation. For more information about scheduling such a conversation, please contact us.