[03-04-24] Hit-And-Run Driver Crashes Into 77-Year-Old Woman’s Denver Home

DENVER (KDVR) — Denver police are searching for the driver in a hit-and-run crash that caused two vehicles to hit an elderly woman’s home and run through her yard near downtown Denver.

One person was hurt in the crash, which caused some chaotic moments at 5th Avenue and Inca Street.

A pickup truck pulling a trailer hit a car and then hit the home. The struck car went flying through a fence and ended up in a yard belonging to a 77-year-old woman.

The woman’s daughter said the damaged pickup truck was able to take off, but only made it a few blocks away. However, the driver took off running from the corner of 3rd Avenue and Inca Street where the truck stopped.

The driver of the car told FOX31 that the pickup truck ran a stop sign before hitting him.

Olivia Jimenez was in the home, but thankfully was not in the room, when the truck and car crashed. Jimenez, who was using a wheelchair to get around in front of her home, said she was just thankful to be OK.

“I heard loud bangs and was wondering what was going on,” Jimenez said.

They told FOX31 that items went crashing down inside the home and windows were shattered. Jimenez said she was scared and began looking for her phone to call for help.

The driver of the car that was hit, Alexis Hamed, was injured and taken to the hospital. Hamed returned to the scene and told FOX31 he estimated the truck that ran the stop sign was moving about 50 mph before hitting his car.

Jimenez’s family members were shaken, and helping the older woman to figure out what to do next. Her daughter said this was a close, close call.

“I’m just grateful that she was in her room away from this wall because it could have been a lot worse,” Leonor Jimenez said.

So far, the Denver Police Department has not released a description of the driver and has not made any arrests.

Source : Fox 31

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