AURORA, Colo. — A hit-and-run in Aurora early Sunday morning has one teenager fighting for his life.
Parts of East Colfax Avenue and Peoria Street were shut down for hours as police investigated.
The Aurora Police Department is looking for a black SUV that drove west on Colfax and left the scene just after the crash.
Meanwhile, 17-year-old Javion Hurd’s family has not left his side as their loved one now sits in critical condition.
“He’s fighting for his life, he’s fighting to survive,” said Sheriece Furness, Hurd’s mother. “To see a young man walk across the stage, and then a month later, to see him on a bed fighting for his life, and not even breathing on his own, is so heartbreaking.
“Even if he wasn’t crossing the street right, I feel like anyone who just left him there, thank God for the pedestrians and everyone else who came up, but just to leave him there, just like he was a piece of slab of ribs, it hurts my heart, it hurts my heart.”
Police say the accident happened about 3:30 a.m. Sunday.
Furness said she wasn’t notified until 8 a.m. and didn’t get any real details until Sunday afternoon.
“I feel like the whole situation should’ve been publicized like anybody else,” she said. “I feel like if you’re going to sit up there and care about one person, and say pedestrian hit from a motorcycle car accident, then don’t treat Javion Jamal Hurd like he’s just not somebody who matters. He matters, he matters, and he’s up here fighting for his life.”
Furness said he has a broken pelvis, tubes all through his body, and blood clots in his head.
“I just want my son to come out of it. It’s so graphic, and it hurts me so much to see my son and not having him respond to me, and saying mom and telling me he loves me,” Furness said. “I’ve already lost a son, this is my only son that i got left.”
A GoFundMe page has been set up to help the family.