Pedestrian seriously injured in Aurora hit-and-run

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AURORA, Colo. — A male pedestrian suffered life-threatening injuries after being struck by a vehicle in a hit-and-run on Thursday night, the Aurora Police Department said.

The accident happened just before 7 p.m. at East Colfax Avenue and Kingston Street, police said.

Police say a silver BMW SUV was traveling westbound on Colfax when it struck the pedestrian, who was not in a crosswalk, as he crossed Colfax and over the center median.

“It appears the pedestrian may have been the proximate cause of the crash,” police said in a news release.

The victim was transported to a hospital where he underwent surgery. The nature of his injuries was not released.

The BMW was later found near East Seventh Avenue and Moline Street. Police say the registered owner of the BMW called police to report the vehicle had been stolen earlier in the evening.

The owner of the vehicle was questioned by police late Thursday night and no arrests have been made.

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