After an incident occurred late last month near Windsor, a woman recently turned herself in after a warrant for her arrest was issued. The woman was accused of hitting and fatally injuring a bicyclist while driving in her car, and she also reportedly left the scene of the accident. The Colorado woman was charged with a felony offense as well as other misdemeanor crimes.
On Jan. 25, the woman was allegedly driving her car on the northbound frontage road. A short distance north of the Windsor exit, she supposedly was involved in an accident between her vehicle and a bicyclist. The time of day as well as the weather conditions at the time of the alleged accident were not provided.
The accident caused the bicyclist to sustain fatal injuries, and he died after being transported to an area hospital sometime later. It is unclear what led the police to suspect the woman; however, they were able to obtain a warrant for her arrest. She was charged with the felony offense of leaving the scene of an accident where there was a death as well as lesser charges that included failure to notify police of an accident and careless driving causing death. After she turned herself in, she was released from custody on bond.
In order for her felony offense and other offenses to be upheld in court, the prosecutors would need enough evidence linking the woman’s car to the accident. Furthermore, they would need evidence placing her inside the car in the driver’s seat at the time of the accident as well. If these crucial forms of evidence are not provided in court, then it is likely that the charges against the Colorado woman could be dropped or reduced.
Source: reporterherald.com, Woman suspected of fatal hit and run, Jessica Maher, Feb. 8, 2014