Woman Seriously Injured in Hit and Run While Pushing Wheelchair Across the Street
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO - Police are searching for the driver of a dark-colored SUV, suspected of a hit-and-run violation. The driver struck and seriously injured a woman in East Colorado Springs on Friday as she was pushing a wheelchair across the street.
Around 8:45 p.m., a woman attempting to cross East Platte Avenue at the intersection with Swope Avenue was seriously injured. This intersection does not have a designated crosswalk.
She was hit by a black or dark blue SUV traveling East on Platte Avenue. The driver immediately sped away from the scene. The woman’s injuries were severe but non-life-threatening. Police have not released her name.
Investigators continue to look for the driver and information about the accident. They are looking for a large blue or black SUV, but have not yet released a license plate number.
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