DENVER -- A devastating crash on Colfax is caught on camera. In an instant, you can see a car hit the curb just before slamming into a busy bus stop. The driver fled the scene and three people went to the hospital Tuesday. Wednesday, the suspect was in police custody.
The impact was so severe -- the wheel was sheared off. Michelle Dunaway was sitting at the bus stop moments before impact. “Debris was flying, and I'm like ‘oh my god!’ I saw the car coming and I kind of just froze.”
Dunaway was back at the same bus stop at Colfax and Josephine Wednesday, one day after narrowly escaping with her life.
Surveillance video from a nearby convenience store shows her calling for help just moments after the crash sent several people to the hospital, one man with serious injuries. Dunaway describes what she saw. "The bus bench was wooden, so the pole went right through his leg, and he was screaming, ‘help me!’ Then the guy jumps out of the car."
Witnesses say the driver simply got out, and walked away. He was captured on cell phone video leaving the accident, as bystanders try to stop him.
Surveillance video also shows the man casually walking away from the accident as several people follow close behind.
Mark Hammerlund managed to snap a photo. "He started to get aggressive and just took off down the alley, and I told him I was going to take his picture if he left."
A manhunt Tuesday through a nearby neighborhood involving scent dogs turned up nothing, but Denver Police say a tip led them to Mark Skipper, 53, of Denver on Wednesday. His photo will not be released to the public until after a photo line-up.