(COLO) – The Colorado State Patrol is seeing an alarming upward trend of hit-and-run crashes across the state of Colorado. When looking at all hit-and-run crashes investigated by the Colorado State Patrol, including property, there was a 22% increase in the first quarter of 2023.
“If you hit a vehicle, a person, or another piece of property, don’t panic,” stated Chief Matthew C. Packard, Colorado State Patrol. “Operating out of fear will only worsen this situation. Stay at the scene, check to make sure you and anyone are injured and call 9-1-1 to report the collision.”