Video: Erin Jackson arrested in hit-and-run that critically injured East High student

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Update: At a news conference that ended moments ago, the Denver Police Department identified the woman arrested for a brutal hit-and-run that critically injured an East High School student yesterday as Erin Jackson, 31.

Jackson reportedly turned herself in amid waves of publicity generated by the crime, which was captured in surveillance footage on view below.

The student has yet to be identified, but she's said to be in stable condition, albeit "not out of the woods yet."

The last words are from Lieutenant Robert Rock, the main speaker at the press event.

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Lt. Robert Rock.
Rock could not provide much detail about Jackson's statement about the incident, which took place just past 7 a.m. yesterday near the intersection of Colfax and Elizabeth. The victim was in a crosswalk when she was struck by a gray sedan, which didn't slow or stop after striking the teen.

At one point during the presentation, Rock, who cited the ongoing investigation for his inability to provide additional details, held up Jackson's booking photo. Here's a screen capture of that moment:

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Erin Jackson.
At this point, the family members of the teen struck in the accident are requesting privacy while they concentrate on their loved one's recovery. In the meantime, the DPD is still investigating, with a new piece of evidence at their disposal: the car involved in the incident, which belongs to Jackson and has been recovered.

Continue for our previous coverage.

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Update, 11:42 a.m. February 28: The Denver Police Department has now confirmed that it's made an arrest in a brutal hit-and-run at Colfax and Elizabeth that's left a sixteen-year-old East High School student in critical condition.

Before the day's out, we should know the name of the 31-year-old woman who's been taken into custody. Here are the DPD tweets with the latest.

The first tweet:

And the second:

We understand that the woman turned herself in to authorities -- and that police have possession of the vehicle that did so much damage.

Continue for our previous coverage of the East High hit-and-run, including surveillance footage and more.

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DonkeyHotay topcommenter

What difference does it make if the driver remains at the scene or not?

It changes NOTHING about the victim's medical condition -- NOTHING !!


The video is private and nobody can watch it. 


@DonkeyHotay Are you serious?? What difference does it make? All the difference in the world! It means the greater possibility of you going to jail for leaving the scene of an accident vs you stopping, trying to help and giving your statement immediately vs the cops having to hunt for you.  Wow. Your comment literally is amazing.

DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@tracou ... how does any of that CHANGE the extent of injury suffered by the victim?

"Giving a statement immediately to the cops" DOES NOT IMPROVE or CHANGE the injuries suffered by the victim.

"Trying to help" ?? ... sure, nothing better than a medically unqualified nobody exacerbating the victims injuries with unprofessional "help"

Remaining at the scene DOES NOTHING for the victim's condition.


@DonkeyHotay @DonkeypunchHotay I've seen the video on the news and the driver blew through a red light. The pedestrian had the complete right of way and was practically in the middle of the street crossing when she was hit. 

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@tracou @DonkeyHotay @DonkeypunchHotay 

What mindless pedestrian would walk IN FRONT OF a vehicle that OBVIOUSLY hadn't slowed down or stopped?

The pedestrian isn't even paying attention to the impending danger of the approaching car.

Even most squirrels are smarter than that.

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