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Colorado driver charged for hit-and-run accident

Whenever you get into an accident, the very first thing you should do is stop at the scene. Failing to stop can lead to an arrest and charges later. If you're in an accident and the other driver leaves the scene, you should try to remember all you can about the vehicle, so you can help police find that person. In this case, the hit-and-run driver ran but did not escape, and now he will be held accountable.

A driver in Colorado has been arrested for fleeing the scene of an accident in which seven people were injured. The Jan. 15 news report states that the driver has now been arrested by the Colorado Springs Police Department.

The crash took place at approximately 2:30 a.m., on North Academy Boulevard where it crosses Constitution Avenue. Police have stated that the crash happened when a Ford truck heading east on Constitution ran a red light while speeding. When the Ford entered the intersection, it struck a Volkswagen that had been traveling south on North Academy Boulevard.

After the first impact, the Volkswagen was hit a second time when another southbound vehicle came upon the accident. At that point, the driver of the Ford fled the scene. He was later identified as a 23-year-old man.

The crash was severe, with two people in the Volkswagen needing to be cut out. Of the two vehicles remaining after the collision, seven total passengers had to be taken to the hospital. Two were severely injured, and five were treated and released.

The driver of the Ford is now facing charges including vehicular assault and others.

Source: Fox 31 Denver, "Driver arrested after running from 3-car crash that left 7 people hurt in Colorado Springs," Anica Padilla, Jan. 15, 2017

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