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Medina alert cancelled in Lakewood

The vehicle was found as of 9:15 a.m. Saturday, according to the Colorado Bureau of Investigation.

LAKEWOOD, Colo. — Police have found the vehicle that hit a bicyclist and then fled the scene in Lakewood on Friday night. 

The Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI) issued a Medina alert after a hit-and-run crash in Lakewood Friday night. According to the alert, the incident happened near Wadsworth Boulevard and W. 6th Avenue at 9:54 p.m. Friday. 

A suspect in a 2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser hit a bicyclist while driving southbound on Wadsworth Boulevard, then fled the scene going eastbound on W. 6th Avenue, according to CBI. 

The Medina alert was then issued for a maroon colored 2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser with Colorado license plate BJU-T05. The vehicle has a white roof with a black tubular roof rack with minor damage to its grey plastic grill and broken amber glass in the turn signal light. 

According to CBI, the vehicle was found as of 9:15 a.m. Saturday.


What is a Medina Alert?

Medina Alerts were signed into law on March 25, 2014 and went into effect on Dec. 30, 2014. They’re named for Jose Medina, a 21-year-old valet driver who was killed by a hit-and-run driver in 2011.  

Medina Alerts are issued following hit-and-run crashes where someone is seriously hurt or killed. Law enforcement also must have sufficient information about the suspect or the suspect’s vehicle, such as a license plate number and the vehicle’s make, style and color.  

> More information about Medina Alerts can be found here 

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