Hit and run: Driver takes off after hitting man at Colorado and Florida

Police: Appears the victim was hit intentionally

DENVER - Denver police are saying a hit-and-run driver struck a man at the Arby's at South Colorado Boulevard and East Florida Avenue just after 12:30 p.m. on Sunday.

It appears the driver hit the victim intentionally, and attempted to hit him a second time, witnesses said.

The man was driving a dark blue 1992 Honda Vigor with Colorado license plate 712-OBQ, the Denver Police Department tweeted. The vehicle was last seen going northbound on Colorado.

Witnesses told 7NEWS Reporter Lindsay Watts the driver was going the wrong way through the drive-thru and got into exchanged words with a black man standing nearby.

The driver hit the man, knocking him to the ground. The victim was able to roll out of the way to avoid being hit a second time, witnesses said.

The victim was conscious and talking after he was hit, witnesses told Watts. He was wearing a neck brace when he was transported by ambulance to the hospital.

The men might know each other and had an argument, according to Sonny Jackson, spokesman for the Denver Police Department.

Jackson said the incident was "not a random act of violence."

The victim was not seriously hurt, Jackson said.

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