Two men fled their Nissan Maxima on foot after injuring another driver in an eastern Colorado Springs hit-and-run.
According to local news affiliate FOX 21, on Thursday, February 12, the Nissan was traveling northbound on North Circle Drive when it collided with a Toyota Yaris moving westbound on East Platte. Following the crash, which occurred at 11 p.m., the Nissan's two occupants left their vehicle and fled the scene before police could arrive. The driver of the Yaris was hospitalized after sustaining reportedly minor injuries. The Colorado Springs Gazette adds that officers closed northbound traffic on North Circle for nearly two hours while investigating the accident.
The two men who left the Nissan have still not been identified. Police are asking any eyewitnesses with possible information on the incident to come forward.
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