DENVER - Police released surveillance video Wednesday afternoon of a hit-and-run on Colfax Avenue.
A woman was crossing Colfax Avenue near Elizabeth Street when a driver hit her and fled the scene just after 7 a.m. Wednesday.
The video shows a gray 4-door sedan barrel through the intersection and strike the student as she crossed the street inside a crosswalk. Witnesses say the car ran a red light.
"We just heard a boom! Turned around, the girls next to me are like, 'we got to hurry up and call the cops.'" East High School sophomore Perkins said.
The victim was seriously injured and taken to the hospital. School officials say she is in critical condition.
"We just seen this car just switch to the other lane and just keep going, pretty sad," Perkins said.
The driver is described as a white or Hispanic woman with shoulder-length hair.
Police say the student's family wanted them to pass along a message to the media.
"She asks that we do everything we can to find who is responsible. She also asks that the individual responsible for this do the right thing and please come forward," Lt. Robert Rock said.
Another woman was hit by a driver at Colfax Avenue and Fillmore Street - just a few blocks to the east - at 7:20 a.m. That girl was taken to the hospital but is not seriously injured.
Luckily, the car involved in the 7:20 accident stopped to render aid.
The girl was crossing against the light and the car had the right-of-way, according to police.
Denver Police discovered both the victims were students at East High School.
"After this day, I just started crossing the street with caution," East High School Senior Issif Fofana said.
The Denver Public School District plans on reminding students about traffic safety since they have an open campus.
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