16-year-old suspect surrenders in hit-and-run; motorcyclist, David Nazeri, in critical condition

Lucio Vasquez-Jimenez faces 3 charges

WESTMINSTER, Colo. - A 16-year-old suspect has surrendered to Westminster police in a hit and run collision that critically injured a motorcyclist on U.S. 36 last month.

Lucio Vasquez-Jimenez turned himself in at the Westminster Police Department on Monday, police spokeswoman Investigator Cheri Spottke said.

He was arrested on investigation of failure to remain at the scene of an accident or give information/aid after an accident causing serious bodily injury, careless driving resulting in injury and violating restrictions on a temporary learner's permit, Spottke said. Vasquez-Jimenez is being held at the Mount View Detention Facility for juveniles.

The motorcyclist, David Nazeri, was exiting eastbound U.S. 36 at Sheridan Boulevard at about 11:30 p.m. on May 31 when a car rear-ended the motorcycle, and Nazeri was thrown from the bike.

The driver of the car fled the scene, police said.

Nazeri remained hospitalized in critical on Tuesday, Spottke said.

Police located the suspect vehicle, a dark-colored Toyota Scion TC with front-end damage, the day after the hit and run. Police have not revealed where the car was found.

David Nazeri’s family has set up a fund to help with his medical expenses. Donations can be made at any First Bank location in care of the David Nazeri Benefit Fund. If you would like to donate by credit card or Pay Pal account you can do so through at this link: https://www.facebook.com/DaveNazeriBenefitFund

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