Fort Collins Police looking for car involved in serious hit-and-run with pedestrian

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Fort Collins Police Services issued a Medina Alert looking for a vehicle involved in a hit-and-run collision with a pedestrian Wednesday evening. 

The crash was reported at 6:06 p.m., near the intersection of Mulberry and Howes streets. West Mulberry Street remained closed from College Avenue to Meldrum Street in both directions until just after 9 p.m. Wednesday while police investigated the scene.

Police are looking for a red or maroon vehicle, possibly a Honda CR-V with tinted windows, they tweeted.  The vehicle was last seen eastbound from Mulberry and Howes streets. If there is damage it would be on the front passenger side, they said.

Anyone who sees the vehicle or has information regarding the collision is asked to call police. 

Police are calling the collision serious, but told the Coloradoan it is not currently being investigated as a fatal collision.

Police issued a Medina Alert, in partnership with the Colorado Bureau of Investigation, which can be issued when a hit-and-run collision involves serious bodily injury. Law enforcement must also have sufficient additional information concerning the suspect or vehicle.

Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper signed legislation creating the Medina Alert in 2014 in honor of Jose Medina. 

Medina was killed by a hit-and-run driver in 2011. A taxi driver witnessed the collision, followed the vehicle and gave the license plate number to police which lead to the suspect’s arrest. 

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Brooklyn Dance covers breaking news and K-12 education. Contact her at bdance@coloradoan.com or on Twitter @hibrookIyn.

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