Police are looking for a hit-and-run driver who injured a scooter rider

DENVER (KDVR) — Denver police are looking for a driver who collided with a scooter rider and fled the scene Saturday night.

It happened shortly before 11:35 p.m..

According to the Denver Police Department, preliminary information indicates the scooter driver was heading north on Grant Street. The scooter was going the wrong way to Grant which is a one way road.

The driver was on Speer eastbound turning right to go southbound on Grant. The driver made a wide turn and nearly hit the east sidewalk of Grant Street. The driver then made a correction to avoid the curb and hit the scooter.

Police report that the scooter driver’s injuries are serious but do not appear to be life-threatening.

Investigators are working to gather more information to find the suspect who fled the scene. Anyone with information about the hit-and-run is asked to contact Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720-913-STOP. Tipsters can remain anonymous and still be eligible for a reward.

Earnest L. Veasey