Jul 31, 2013 12:49 AM by Kirsten Bennett

Three injured after bus stop hit-and-run in Denver

DENVER - Three people waiting at a bus stop were transported to the hospital after a hit-and-run crash near East Colfax Avenue and Josephine Street.

Denver police say the male driver of a Sabb station wagon lost control, jumped the curb and hit the three victims. He then got out of the car and took off on foot, leaving his station wagon behind.

It happened around 2 p.m. Tuesday. Police say at least one of the victims was seriously injured, but it appears everyone will survive.

Several witnesses say people were trying to stop the driver from running off, but he eventually got away.

A video shot by a witness shows people pleading with the suspected driver to "sit down." The people in the video finally allow the man to leave after a person is heard saying "we got his photo."

Police have yet to identify the man in the video as the suspect.

Michael Shen, an orthopedic surgeon, was nearby when the crash happened. He ran out of a barber shop to see if he could help. Shen said one of the victims was impaled by a piece from the covered bus stop.

"I was in the shop waiting and I saw a couple people run out of the shop saying that there was an accident," Shen said. "I ran over to assess, at least medically, if I could help."

The driver is described as a black male, 5'9" tall, bald wearing a white T-shirt and blue jeans.

Police say they will be sifting through cell phone video and video from inside a nearby 7-Eleven as part of the investigation.

If you have information on the whereabouts of the suspect, you are asked to call Denver Police.



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