Cyclist a victim of hit and run – police still searching for driver
July 21, 2009
A 17-year-old male walking his bicycle along the road at about 11 p.m. on Sunday was the victim of a hit and run, according to the Colorado State Patrol.
The incident took place on CR 60 near mile marker 1 outside of Granby. After striking the teenager, the vehicle reportedly did not stop.
The 17-year-old was found by the side of the road, injured, and was transported to Granby Medical Center from where he was flown to St. Anthony Central, Denver.
Corporal Darrell Salberg of the Colorado State Patrol, the agency investigating the case, said the victim suffered from internal bruising and is due to be released later today, Tuesday.
Although an investigation is ongoing, the state patrol has impounded a vehicle, Salberg said.
The owner of the impounded vehicle – a possible suspect in the case – remains at large.
Limited questioning of the victim rose officers’ suspicions that the accident “could have been intentional,” Salberg said. “If it is, that’s a whole different ballgame.”
Salberg stressed details of the incident are still being gathered as the Colorado State Patrol, the Grand County Sheriff’s Office and Fraser-Winter Park Police Department stay involved in the case.
– Tonya Bina can be reached at 970-887-3334 ext. 19603 or e-mail email@example.com.