Father on motorcycle hit, severely injured; accused hit-and-run driver faces charges

Dave Nazeri

Dave Nazeri

WESTMINSTER, Colo. — Ten days after allegedly hitting a father on his way home, a 16-year-old Thornton man is officially facing charges for the hit-and-run.

Dave Nazeri remains in a coma at a Denver area hospital after the May 31st wreck. On Tuesday, Westminster Police announced formal charges have been filed against 16-year-old Lucio Roberto Vasquez-Jimenez. Police announced Vasquez turned himself in at the Westminster Police Department for the hit-and-run accident after consulting with an attorney.

The Nazeri family remains optimistic for their brother’s recovery but believe any healing could take several years.

“Our family’s just been taking turns sitting in the room … making sure someone is always there with him,” said Sarah Nazeri, the victim’s sister in an interview with FOX31 Denver on Tuesday.

Dave Nazeri worked at a local trucking company and has been surrounded by family and friends since the accident. The 16-year-old driver, accused of the hit- and-run, did not have a full use driver’s license but instead a learner’s permit.

The Nazeri family has setup a fund to help cover medical and urgent costs.

You can donate in several different ways:

  • PayPal – Click on the link listed on Dave’s Status and add the amount of your choice.
  • Check – Write a check made payable to: Dave Nazeri’s Benefit Fund, Sarah Nazeri, or Lori Coldiron and deliver it to a 1st Bank location in Colorado or Mail it to:

FirstBank
2155 West 136th Avenue
Broomfield, CO 80023

  • Cash – Bring it in to a FirstBank  location in Colorado or deliver it to: Sarah Nazeri or Lori Coldiron
  • Call First Bank at 303-620-4303 and ask for Michelle Foster or Missy