A 50-year-old driver is accused of crashing into a 10-year-old girl who was walking on a sidewalk on West 58th Avenue near Dover Street in Arvada and leaving the scene of the crash before returning a few minutes later, according to police.
Jose Manuel Morales-Reyes was arrested on suspicion of vehicular assault, leaving the scene of a serious injury accident, driving with no insurance and driving with a revoked license, Arvada police said in a news release. He was booked into Jefferson County jail.
At about 3: 30 p.m. Friday, a white 1998 Jeep Cherokee was headed east on 58th Avenue when it veered off the south side of the road onto the sidewalk, hitting the 10-year-old student, police said.
The Jeep Cherokee then kept driving east and then came back several minutes later, according to the release.
The young girl was transported to a local hospital with serious, but not life-threatening, injuries.
Police are waiting on test results to determine if alcohol or drugs contributed to the crash.