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BOULDER, Colo. –

Boulder police are looking for a driver who left the scene after hitting three children younger than 14 Tuesday night.

One of the children was hospitalized with a minor leg injury; the other two did not require hospitalization.

According to police, a green Subaru was turning right onto Broadway from westbound Cedar Avenue when it bumped the three pedestrians at about 6:30 p.m.

Witnesses said it appeared the driver was looking the other way when he hit the kids.

Police are still looking for the the driver, who is described as a white male in his 20s with black, curly hair. Anyone with information can call police at 303-441-3333.

Archived comments

a Subaru…. no surprise…


3/31/2009 9:21:57 PM

A green Subaru in Boulder.

Well, that narrows it down.


3/31/2009 9:31:52 PM

A white guy in a Subaru in Boulder.The perfect crime.


3/31/2009 9:39:11 PM

If he obeyed all the traffic laws during his getaway, he’ll never be caught.


3/31/2009 9:59:20 PM

“Witnesses said it appeared the driver was looking the other way when he hit the kids.”


You have to be so careful as a pedestrian – drivers always look left, then turn right and vice versa.

How lame, though, to hit a group of kids and not stop to see if anyone was hurt.Why am I not surprised this d-bag was driving a Subaru?Probably had on a mock turtleneck, too.


3/31/2009 10:53:03 PM

I’ve decided that Subaru is Japanese for “incompetent driver.” 90% of the time you see a driver do something totally brain-dead, they’re driving a Subaru.

3/31/2009 11:05:46 PM

Subaru station wagons have one of the highest rate of traffic citations, statistically speaking. Look it up. Those cars just do something to your brain.


3/31/2009 11:27:11 PM

And I thought only Audi owners were bad drivers.

4/1/2009 12:47:18 AM

“I’ve decided that Subaru is Japanese for “incompetent driver.” 90% of the time you see a driver do something totally brain-dead, they’re driving a Subaru.”

thaata because 90% of people in boulder drive subarus 😉 hehe


4/1/2009 12:53:00 AM

Audi drivers are the worst.


4/1/2009 1:17:00 AM

City of Boulder Pedestrian Tips:

1. Everyone’s not looking at you. Honest. Even if you’re really cute. At intersections, make sure motorists have seen you before you step off the curb. Don’t assume they’ll stop.

2. Make eye contact with other users and wave thanks when you’ve entered to cross the road.


4/1/2009 7:26:59 AM

Incompetent drivers are usually driving volkswagons.Incompetent Boulderites are usually driving Subarus.


4/1/2009 7:49:14 AM

I can’t even count the number of times I’ve almost been hit in exactly the same situation.I usually yell at the driver right before they accelerate into the turn in front of me, and if they hear me, they finally turn their head to the right and look amazed to see someone standing right next to their car.90% of drivers seem to have no idea what’s going on around them 90% of the time.


4/1/2009 8:05:35 AM

I remember a few years ago an elderly woman was killed by a UPS truck. It was the same situation: the driver was making a right-hand turn, but was looking left for oncoming traffic. When it was clear, he went. Unfortunately, this is very common.


4/1/2009 8:27:47 AM

Number one survival rule as a pedestrian:Always watch out for yourself – never assume that drivers are watching out for you.Some of them do, some of them are so busy with their own agenda they aren’t as mindful as they should be. Always best to look out for yourself.

Poor kids – glad they’re okay.Driver should get busted big time – sure hope they catch him.

4/1/2009 8:48:36 AM

As a precaution, they should impound and destroy every Suburu in Boulder.


4/1/2009 9:03:36 AM

I hope they find him.


4/1/2009 9:45:30 AM

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