Last week, police arrested a 24-year-old Summit County woman for her alleged involvement in a hit-and-run.
The Denver Post reports that on Friday, December 26, the woman was driving through Breckenridge when she struck a 23-year-old young woman sometime between 11:20 and 11:25 p.m. The suspect then fled the scene of the accident, leaving the hurt pedestrian lying facedown in the street until she was later discovered by a local snowplow driver. The victim was rushed to a Frisco hospital, where she was treated for three fractured vertebrae and later released.
On Tuesday, December 30, police determined that the victim was hit by a limited-edition Toyota 4Runner V8. A car matching that description — and exhibiting front-end damage — was soon discovered heading northbound on Colorado State Highway 9. Officers picked up the driver and charged her with two felony counts of vehicular assault and leaving the scene of an accident involving serious bodily injury. The 24-year-old woman is also being charged with a misdemeanor of failing to report the accident.
Vehicular assault and hit-and-run are serious offenses that can have accused drivers looking at steep financial fines, a revoked driver's license and even a prison sentence. But just because you've been charged with a traffic offense doesn't mean you're precluded from your right to an attorney or a fair trial — in fact, if you've been charged with such a felony, you're going to need the best legal counsel possible.
If you've been accused of a hit-and-run or vehicular assault and need expert attorneys that will work tirelessly to represent your case in court and defend you from the prosecution, contact The Orr Law Firm right away.