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'Clearly they were aware they were involved in a collision': Driver sought in hit-and-run that critically injured woman

The woman was crossing East Evans Avenue near Holly Street when she was hit by a silver or tan sedan, according to Denver Police.

DENVER — A woman was struck by a car and critically hurt around 5 a.m. Wednesday morning while crossing East Evans Avenue near Holly Street, according to a spokesperson for the Denver Police Department.

The victim was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries, Denver Police said. The woman driving the vehicle that hit the victim did not stop, according to police. 

Credit: Denver Police

"Witnesses described that the party came back, checked on the victim and then got into a vehicle and took off," said Sgt. Mike Farr, a traffic investigator with Denver Police. "Clearly they were aware they were involved in a collision."

The vehicle, described as an early 2000s silver or tan sedan, was last seen headed west on East Evans Avenue from Holly Street. Some witnesses said it might be a Pontiac but the model is not known. 

A woman was driving the car, which likely has damage on the front, passenger side and windshield, police said. 

"We do have her described as a dark or medium complected female," said Sgt. Farr. "So maybe African American or Middle Eastern ethnicity."

Credit: Denver Police

As a result of the investigation, the intersection of East Evans Avenue and Holly Street was closed for nearly two hours.

If you recognize the car or have information about this crash call 720-913-2000.

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