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Pedestrian loses leg in a hit-and-run accident

CSPD are looking for a vehicle just like this one that was involved in a hit-and-run accident that left a pedestrian seriously injured
Posted at 2:33 PM, Jul 31, 2019

COLORADO SPRINGS — Colorado Springs police said the pedestrian involved in a hit-and-run accident on July 13 lost their leg as a result of the crash.

Officers responded to the intersection of North Academy Blvd. and North Carefree Circle at 12:07 a.m. When they arrived on scene, they found the pedestrian, a 33-year-old from Colorado Springs, suffered serious, life-threatening injuries. They were immediately taken to the hospital for treatment.

According to police, the pedestrian was attempting to cross Academy Blvd. eastbound at Carefree Circle when they were struck by a southbound vehicle that was traveling at a high rate of speed. Police said the suspect left the scene.

Police describe the vehicle involved as a red or orange 2003-2007 Ford Focus. The vehicle will most likely have damage to the passenger side mirror as well as to the passenger side front bumper and headlight.

If you have any information about this incident call the Colorado Springs Police Department at (719)444-7000. If you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers Tip Line at (719)634-STOP (7867) or 1-800-222-8477.