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Hit-and-run crash in Colorado Springs under investigation, truck caught fire as driver fled the scene

Hit-and-run crash in Colorado Springs along Platte Ave. on 12/2/20.
Hit-and-run crash in Colorado Springs along Platte Ave. on 12/2/20.(KKTV)
Published: Dec. 2, 2020 at 6:33 PM MST
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - A serious hit-and-run crash closed down part of a busy roadway in Colorado Springs Wednesday night.

Just after 6 at night, eastbound Platte Avenue and southbound Circle were closed for the investigation. At about 6:35 p.m., police tweeted the entire intersection was closed. The area is in the Knob Hill neighborhood just to the west of North Academy Boulevard.

According to police at the scene, a truck driver failed to stop and slammed into a car. The truck driver then ran from the scene as the truck caught fire.

The driver of the smaller car was taken to the hospital with nonlife-threatening injuries.

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