KKTV 11 News | Colorado Springs, Pueblo |  Breaking News| Weather | School Closings | Traffic

College Student Critically Injured In Hit-And-Run Crash

By: KKTV
By: KKTV

Credit: KCNC

Credit: KCNC

Police are searching for a woman they say left the scene of a serious accident involving a bicyclist.

Michael Patterson, a 21-year-old Colorado State student from Colorado Springs, is in critical condition at a Loveland hospital. Police say he was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.

The crash happened Wednesday evening near the intersection of Laurel and Shields Street in Fort Collins. Based on both witness accounts and the police investigation, officers believe Patterson was hit by the left front corner of the vehicle after he turned in front of it.

Police say the driver stopped briefly after the crash, but left the scene before officers got there. She did reportedly get out of her vehicle while she was stopped, and left after other people came over to help.

The driver is described as a white female between 25 and 30 years old. She is believed to be about 5-foot-6 or 5-foot-7 and 175-200 pounds. She has long, straight dark hair, and was last seen wearing jeans and a pink and orange shirt with a white cardigan.

The vehicle is described as a white sedan with black door handles, Police say it may have minor damage to the left front corner of the vehicle.

Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to call the Fort Collins Police Department.


KKTV firmly believes in freedom of speech for all and we are happy to provide this forum for the community to share opinions and facts. We ask that commenters keep it clean, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments left here do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of KKTV 11 News.

If you believe that any of the comments on our site are inappropriate or offensive, please tell us by clicking “Report Abuse” and answering the questions that follow. We will review any reported comments promptly.

powered by Disqus
KKTV 520 E. Colorado Colorado Springs, CO 80903 Office: (719) 634-2844 Fax: (719) 632-0808 News Fax: (719) 634-3741
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 231056211