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Weekend Hit and Run Accident Sends Arvada Teen to Hospital


A 17-year-old Arvada teen is recovering from injuries as a result of a hit-and-run accident occurring Saturday night, March 28, 2009, at 80th and Wadsworth in Arvada. 

It’s believed the teen was crossing West 80th Avenue just before 6:30 p.m. when the driver of an SUV-type vehicle struck him as the driver attempted to turn left, heading west from northbound Wadsworth Blvd. 

Police are investigating the events leading up to the teen being struck including where the traffic and crossing signals were in each cycle. 

The teen suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was treated and released from an area hospital. 

The suspect’s vehicle is described as a dark-colored, possibly black or dark green SUV or a mini-van or possibly could be a Chevy Avalanche and/or Sport Utility Truck. 

Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call

the Arvada Police Department at 720-898-6900.