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Posted on: July 19, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Aspen Police Report Spike in Hit and Runs


Aspen Police Report Spike in Hit and Runs 


Ginna Gordon, Community Response Supervisor, Aspen Police, 1-970-274-4141,

Jami McMannes, Communications Manager, City of Aspen, 1-970-765-4752,

Aspen, Colo. – July 19, 2022 – The Aspen Police Department is experiencing a spike in hit-and-run traffic accident, with eight crashes occurring between July 14 and July 15, 2022. No injuries have yet been reported in the recent wrecks. 

A traffic accident is considered a “hit and run” when someone strikes another car and leaves the scene of the accident without exchanging contact information with the other vehicle owner or notifying the authorities. It is required by law to report if a traffic accident occurs. If charged, leaving the scene of an accident can result in a twenty-four-point addition to the suspect’s driving record, suspension of their driver’s license, and a second-degree misdemeanor. 

If a traffic accident occurs, Aspen Police advise the involved parties to immediately report the accident to law enforcement, as well as exchange contact information (name, address, and phone number), vehicle registration numbers, and insurance information. Drivers should remain at the scene until authorities arrive. 

Most traffic accidents occur due to the driver going too fast, being distracted, and/or being in a hurry. Drivers should pay attention and follow traffic laws. If you witness and/or are involved in a hit and run, make an accident report with law enforcement by calling 9-1-1 or the Aspen Police Non-Emergency Number at 1-970-920-5310. For more information, visit 


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