It's simple math: Being struck by two cars is twice as bad as getting hit by one. That's what happened to a man in Lakewood Saturday night -- and while one driver, ID'd as Martin Parras, stopped (and is being investigated for DUI and vehicular assault), the other's still at large. Get details and see a larger pic of Parras below.
Also on view, following two Lakewood Police Department releases, is an interactive graphic showing the area near where the crashes took place. If you have problems seeing the image, click "View Larger Map."
Lakewood Police Department release, 12:53 a.m. March 20:
On March 19, 2011 at about 10:55 PM, Lakewood Police agents responded to the intersection of West Colfax Ave. and Kendall St. on an auto vs. pedestrian accident. The initial investigation revealed that an adult male was walking southbound across W. Colfax Ave. when he was hit by a vehicle travelling eastbound on W. Colfax Ave., and then hit by a second vehicle that was also travelling eastbound on W. Colfax Ave. The male was transported to St. Anthony's Hospital for treatment, with possible life threatening injuries.
The first vehicle, described as a silver recent model sedan, left the scene of the accident without stopping. Police were able to stop the second vehicle. The name of the driver of that vehicle is not presently being released, as the investigation is ongoing.
Police are investigating the possibility that alcohol played a role in the accident. Anybody who witnessed the accident or has information about the accident is asked to call the Lakewood Police Department at 303-987-7111.
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Lakewood Police Department release: 4:59 p.m. March 20:
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION REGARDING AUTO VS PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENT
Lakewood Police are continuing the investigation into an auto vs. pedestrian accident that occurred at W. Colfax Ave. and Kendall St. on 3/19/2011 at about 10:55 PM. A 45 year old male was crossing the intersection southbound when he was hit by a vehicle travelling eastbound on W. Colfax Ave. The male was then hit by a second car that was also travelling eastbound.
The 45 year old male was transported to St. Anthony's Central Hospital with potentially life threatening injuries. His name is not being released until family can be notified of the accident.
The first vehicle to hit the victim failed to remain at the scene of the accident. The vehicle is described as a recent model silver sedan.
The driver of the second vehicle, Martin Parras (DOB 4-18-67), was arrested for investigation of DUI and Vehicular Assault. He was jailed at the Jefferson County Jail.
Lakewood Police are asking anyone who witnessed the accident or has information about the accident to contact them at 303-987-7111.
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