1 injured in hit-and-run, police search for driver

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Denver police responded to an auto-pedestrian accident at Federal Boulevard and Floyd Street on Feb. 21, 2014. (Photo: KDVR)

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DENVER -- A man was injured in a hit-and-run accident at Federal Boulevard and Floyd Street Friday morning.

Shortly before 9 a.m., the Denver Police Department tweeted that there had been a auto-pedestrian accident near Federal Boulevard and Floyd Street, which left a victim with serious bodily injuries.

Police said they were searching for a four-door silver/grey sedan.

Friday afternoon, DPD tweeted to FOX31 Denver's Greg Nieto, in response to his inquiry about the status of the victim.

DPD said, "We can let you know that the pedestrian is talking and his injury is non-life-threatening."

Police also told Nieto that the pedestrian was an elderly male.

Hit-and-runs prevalent in Denver

Over the past month alone, there's been a number of reported hit-and-run accidents.

Mary Dulacki, a spokesperson from the city's Department of Safety, told FOX31 Denver that in 2013 there were 5,447 hit-and-run accidents reported in Denver.

The number included everything from minor property damage, to serious bodily injuries and fatalities, she said.

That averaged about 15 hit-and-run accidents per day in 2013.

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