COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - The family of a hit-and-run victim says police arrested a suspect in the case soon after 11 News aired a story on the crime.
The victim spent Christmas in the ICU. The family shared a message with KKTV on Thursday night, they wanted the driver to stop hiding and come forward. The victim's recovery will likely take more than a month. We learned he was being moved to a long-term care facility in the near future.
"Eleven ribs, he broke his hip, his clavicle, and his pelvis, and he has plates in and screws in and also his right arm elbow," Krista Blocher the mother of the victim explained.
It was at about 5 p.m. on Dec. 21 when Krista's son Allen Malinoski was reportedly crossing the street on Murray Boulevard at Fountain. That's when a car slammed in to him and the driver left the scene. Colorado Springs police say Malinoski had the right of way.
"Just hit him and go," Blocher said with disbelief. "I just can't imagine who would do something like that."
Malinoski doesn't remember being hit. He spent more than a week in the ICU.
"We're having trouble finding a place here in Colorado Springs that's going to take him because he also was diagnosed with Asperger's and autism," Malinoski said.
Police originally said there weren't many leads. 11 News has a call into CSPD for more information on the suspect arrested.