WHEAT RIDGE, Colo. — A man using a walker tripped, fell into the street and was hit by a driver who took off, according to the Wheat Ridge Police Department. Police announced on Saturday that the victim had died.
The incident happened on Kipling Street near 41st Avenue at 8:51 p.m. Thursday.
A man, 56, using a walker was walking on the sidewalk along Kipling when he tripped and fell into the street. According to Wheat Ridge police, as a passing motorist exited their vehicle to help the fallen man, another vehicle struck the man and kept driving.
The man was taken to the hospital in critical condition. He was pronounced deceased Saturday.
Officers are searching for a blue or teal sedan, possibly a Chevy Cruze. The driver may not know they hit the man, according to Wheat Ridge police.
Anyone with information is asked to call 303-980-3700.