| Crime |

Laurie Gorham, pregnant woman whose baby died in Stapleton hit and run, making progress

Keep Westword Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Denver and help keep the future of Westword free.

Update: Last week, we told you about a Stapleton area hit-and-run in which a pregnant woman struck by a still-unknown driver was critically injured. The woman, Laurie Gorham, lost her baby, who was almost full-term, but she's beginning to physically mend -- and her family hopes she'll be home from Denver Health by Christmas. Look below to see a video from 9News, which has done the heavy lifting on this story, as well as our earlier coverage.

Original post, 8:16 a.m. December 10: Hit-and-run cases don't get much more tragic than the one that took place around 5 p.m. yesterday at Central Park Boulevard and 29th Street in Stapleton. The victim: a pregnant woman only weeks from delivery, whose baby didn't survive. She's reportedly in serious but stable condition. The Denver Police Department has made the case a priority, and no wonder.

Look below to see the latest from the Denver Police Department (the fate of the woman's baby wasn't known at the time of the release, put out just after 8 p.m. last night), as well as on-the-scene coverage from 9News:

Denver Police Department release:

Denver Police Search for Hit and Run Vehicle

(Denver) Denver Police are looking for the driver of a vehicle that struck a pregnant woman in Northeast Denver tonight just after 5:00 p.m.

Officers responded to E. 29th Avenue and Central Park Boulevard on Thursday, December 9, 2010 on a report of a hit and run accident. When they arrived on scene they discovered a pregnant female victim who had been struck by an unknown automobile. The victim was transported to the Denver Health Medical Center for treatment of internal injuries and is currently listed in serious condition. The condition of the child is unknown at this time.

Further investigation has determined that the victim was walking eastbound across Central Park Boulevard when she was struck in the crosswalk.

The suspect vehicle is described as a dark blue or black SUV or pick-up truck and was last seen traveling southbound on Central Park Boulevard.

If you have any information about this incident or to the identity of the driver, please contact the Denver Police Department's Traffic Investigation Bureau at 720-337-1000 or call Crime Stoppers at 720-913-STOP (7867). You can text to: CRIMES (274637) then title DMCS and enter your message or send an e-mail to metro-denvercrimestoppers.com. If the information you provide leads to the arrest and charging of a wanted individual, you can receive a cash award up to $2,000.

More from our Colorado Crimes archive: "Jarrett Berlin unarmed when SWAT team shot him, cohort Tara Salazar says he was massacred."

Keep Westword Free... Since we started Westword, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Denver, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Denver with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.


Join the Westword community and help support independent local journalism in Denver.


Join the Westword community and help support independent local journalism in Denver.