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December 22, 2014
Sand Creek -- Shift I
Astrozon Bl/ S Academy Bl
Officers were dispatched to the intersection of Astrozon Bl and Academy Bl on a three car traffic accident. At this time, the crash is currently being investigated and there are road closures.
Northbound Academy Blvd at Hancock Blvd is completely shut-down.
Southbound Academy Blvd at Astrozon Blvd there are no left turns onto eastbound Astrozon Blvd.
Eastbound traffic on Astrozon approaching Academy, there is no "through lanes" open, drivers can only go south bound or north bound on Academy.
Westbound traffic on Astrozon approaching Academy, drivers can not make a left turn to go southbound on Academy.
(Most of the accident scene is located in the northbound lanes of Academy Blvd on the southeast side of the roadway)
Due to more vehicles being out on the roadway because of the Christmas Holiday season, this area has become extremely congested with traffic. CSPD is requesting drivers find an alternate route at this time. It is unknown how long the intersection will be shut down.
Investigation Update: The Major Accident team responded to the scene to conduct the investigation. The investigation shows that vehicle #1, A PT Cruiser was southbound on Academy Blvd. approaching Astrozon. The traffic signal for southbound changed to red and a the east bound Astrozon light turned green. A green Dodge Dakota truck began to travel east on Astrozon and was struck by the PT Cruiser which failed to stop for the red light. The Green truck was subsequently pushed into a white Ford truck which was stopped for the light on north bound Academy. A 6 year old passenger in the PT Cruiser sustained injury and was transported from the scene to a local hospital. The driver of the PT Cruiser, Identified as Brenda Hurt, a 22 year old female and aunt to the injured child. Alcohol and drugs may have been a factor in the accident. Charges are pending further investigation
Lt. Strassburg-Aldal - 444-7270
PD Contact & Number
September 15, 2015
Specialized Enforcement -- Shift II
The Colorado Springs Police Department is currently on Accident Alert and Priority One Dispatch Status due to flooding in areas throughout the city. The public is advised to contact CSPD via 911 for emergencies only at this time. For non-life threatening matters, please wait to contact CSPD until after a media release update is provided. Accident Alert Procedures: Drivers are reminded if they are involved in a traffic accident with no fatality or injury requiring medical attention, no driver involved is suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, and no damage to public property such as a street sign or utility pole has occurred, drivers should exchange information and follow the procedure for completing a counter (cold) report. Drivers can either pick up a traffic accident report form at any of the police department substations or they can go on line at Springsgov.com and go to the CSPD homepage/Forms & Documents/Counter Reporting.
*** As of 1745 Hours on 9/15/2013 CSPD is off of Priority One Dispatching and Accident alert.