Man in hospital with multiple broken bones after hit-and-run in LoDo
This was the second hit-and-run in Denver in a week. Police didn’t have a vehicle description as of Sunday afternoon.
DENVER — A mother is desperately searching for answers as her 31-year-old son, Kyle Harper, sits in a hospital bed awaiting multiple surgeries. Police said someone hit him with a car in LoDo early Saturday morning and never stopped.
“I know someone saw something,” Kathy Vitarelli, Harper’s mom, said. “This area is crowded with people at 2 a.m. leaving bars. You cannot miss someone being hit by a car.”
Vitarelli and other family members came back to the corner of 20th and Larimer on Sunday to find any security cameras that could help police find the driver. As of Sunday afternoon, police don’t have a description of the vehicle.
“You have to do the right thing,” she said. “Turn them in. We need this. He needs this.”
Vitarelli said after a night out, Harper was walking back to the car with his cousin Bakari Harper.
“I believe a red light happened and somebody had tried to run the red light, tried to get by it before it turned red, and ended up hitting my cousin on the middle of 20th here,” Bakari Harper said.
The Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI) issued a Medina Alert after the hit-and-run, but it turned out to be for the wrong vehicle. Saturday afternoon, Denver police announced the Medina Alert had been deactivated because the vehicle had been located, but said it was not actually involved in the crash.