Driver Sent To Hospital After Hitting Tree

By: James Egbert Email
By: James Egbert Email

Colorado Springs police and fire crews responded to single car versus a tree accident at 930 N. Union Blvd. Saturday morning. The driver of a gold Honda Accord appeared to have lost control while heading South on N. Union Blvd and veered into a tree.

The driver was trapped in the car and crews from the CSFD heavy rescue truck had to extricate him from the driver's side. The driver was then transported to a local hospital by ambulance with an unknown injuries, according to police.

Riding with the driver was a dog which died at the scene. Southbound lanes of N. Union were blocked for approximately 1 hour as crews worked on the scene and police investigated the cause of the accident.


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  • by Kim Location: colorado springs on May 2, 2010 at 06:14 PM
    adam you are very right. and joe we do just need to pray for him. i am his ex. wife and all we need is for everyone to pray for him he has a daughter that would love to see her dad all healthy and doing better thank you
  • by Leslie Location: CS on May 2, 2010 at 03:39 PM
    There would have been skid marks if he had tried to STOP, not if he had been speeding, necessarily.
  • by Adam Location: Cos on May 2, 2010 at 03:38 PM
    So there would have been skid marks had he been speeding???? Do you know much about how skid marks form??? They are from braking only!!!! Trust me when I say speed was most likely one of the factors. You don't hit a 4 inch thick curb and then hit two other trees if you are going slow. There would be skid marks if ANY braking action occured, which did not in this case. Trust me, the police and I looked for them and saw none. The impact shattered a metal oil pan sheering it to pieces! Im not trying to be rude Joe, but I believe you are mistaken about the possibilities of how accidents occur and what causes skid marks and what dosent.
  • by Jared Location: cos on May 2, 2010 at 12:50 PM
    I was concerned about the tree too Wendy
  • by Joe Location: Colorado Springs on May 1, 2010 at 09:01 PM
    I know the driver of the car and he is in serious condition at Memorial Hospital. Prayer is needed for the driver and not the tree. There would have been skid marks had he been speeding. As his friend, I am very concerned not only for his physical health but his mental health.
  • by Adam Location: COS on May 1, 2010 at 07:55 PM
    I believe the tree will survive. The TREE is not an issue at all, but I know this event has made us reconsider installing boulders near the north curb where the car initally impacted. People go WAY too fast down Union!!! This happened at my house at about 4:35 a:m. Pretty scarry stuff and he actually hit both trees. I did not see a dog when I first ran out to check if the driver was ok. I believe that speed may have been a factor as there were no skid marks where the car impacted the curb. Nobody really knows what actually caused the accident, and I didn't see the initial impact, I only heard the sound when the car hit the tree.
  • by Kim Location: colorado springs on May 1, 2010 at 03:42 PM
    i am the ex. wife of the drive. he is not ok. i just got back from the hopital. hes not looking to good. please just pray for him and his family. thats all we need.
  • by Betty Location: Colorado Springs on May 1, 2010 at 03:16 PM
    I am the Grandmother of the driver and he is not ok. He truly loved that dog, so Wendie, take a hike. Thank you Danielle for your compassion. I'm headed back to the hospital.
  • by danielle garcia Location: colorado springs on May 1, 2010 at 12:59 PM
    WHERE YOU THERE TO KNOW IF THE DOG WAS IN THE DRIVERS LAP?????? SO YOU ARE THE STUPID ONE. AND BY THE WAY THE DRIVER IS NOT OK, AND HE LOVED HIS DOG AND HE NEVER WOULD GO OUT OF HIS WAY TO HURT THAT DOG, SO THAMKS FOR THE STUPID COMMENT
  • by Wendie on May 1, 2010 at 12:10 PM
    Sorry about the dog hope the driver is not in bad shape. But, these people who let there dogs sit in there laps when they drive are stupid. I bet that is what happened the dog moved and he lost control. So how is the tree??
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