DENVER - Denver Police have issued a Medina Alert for a hit-and-run driver who seriously injured a pedestrian on Monday morning.
The collision happened about 6:40 a.m. at East Evans Avenue and South Jasmine Street, police said. The victim suffered serious, but non-life threatening injuries, police said.
Police are looking for a red, four-door PT Cruiser that's dirty and has tinted windows. The license plate should contain the letter "Y," police said.
The vehicle may have damages to the driver’s side bumper area. It was last seen driving southbound on Holly Street.
Denver Police issue Medina Alerts to patrol cars, cab drivers, news outlets, truck drivers and pedicab operators, asking them to help identify and locate hit-and-run vehicles in cases involving serious injuries. A message is also displayed on electronic traffic boards and on Crime Stoppers' Twitter and Facebook accounts.
The City of Denver named the Medina Alert program after Jose Medina, a Denver night club parking valet who was killed by a hit-and-run driver in January 2011. In that case, a cab driver followed the suspect's vehicle and called police, leading to the arrest of the hit-and-run driver.
The City of Aurora began issuing Medina Alerts last year and Arapahoe County will soon join the program.