ARVADA, Colo. — A driver wanted for an early morning hit-and-run in Longmont turned himself in Friday afternoon and was arrested, according to police.
Longmont Police Services was looking for the driver of a yellow Jeep who struck and injured a man crossing the street in a crosswalk Friday morning.
The man was crossing 9th Avenue at Main Street at 5:24 a.m. when he was hit by the driver who was making a left turn from southbound Main Street, according to Longmont Police Services. The crash was captured on video.
It shows the man enter the crosswalk. Just before he clears the eastbound lanes of 9th Avenue a yellow Jeep enters the frame and is seen hitting the man. It appears the victim saw the vehicle coming toward because he braced for an impact.
The man was thrown several feet and landed on the nearby sidewalk. According to police, he was taken to the hospital with serious injuries.
Police identified the suspect as Ramon Mosqueda Lara, 61. According to an arrest affidavit, when he came to the police station to turn himself in, he told officers that after he hit the person "he freaked out and drove off, headed to work." The affidavit says Mosqueda Lara "admitted to the entire thing and said he needed to turn himself in."
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