Greeley woman accused in 'caught on camera' hit-and-run turns herself in

Delores Lindstrom cited for Failure to Yield
Posted at 8:39 AM, Apr 09, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-09 18:32:32-04

GREELEY, Colo. -- The suspect in a shocking hit-and-run crash that was caught on camera has turned herself in to Greeley Police.

Delores Lindstrom, 86, of Greeley, went to the police department with her daughter on Friday afternoon to provide her information and a statement about the accident.

Lindstrom was cited for Failure to Yield the Right of Way to a pedestrian in a crosswalk, Failure to Remain on the Scene and provide information after an accident involving injury, and No Proof of Insurance.

Security video shows the suspect's car driving south on 17th Avenue, then turning east onto 25th Street.

The victim, 14-year old Brandon Chavez, was in the crosswalk, walking home from school, when he was struck, Friday, March 31.

"I heard something behind me when I was halfway (across,)" Chavez said, "and BAM, that's when the car hit me."

Security video shows the victim flying onto the hood of the car, and up against the windshield, and then dropping down onto the pavement.

The suspect continued driving for several feet, and then pulled over and waited.

Chavez got up and limped over to the waiting car.

"She asked me if I was okay and I said, 'No, you hit me with your car,'" he said. "And she told me, 'Well, I don't see anything broken,' and she said, 'God Bless,' and left."

The freshman at Greeley Central then walked home and called police.

He told Denver7 that he went to the hospital and that doctors were initially concerned that he might have been bleeding internally.

He suffered abrasions and some deep bruises on his arm and his back.

"I was kind of shocked," he said. "Like what just happened? Why did she leave?"

He said as he walked home, his legs were shaking and he was in shock.

The high school freshman said he is taking medication to deal with pain, adding doctors told him he should recover from his injuries.

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