Car ends up in backyard after 4 vehicles collide on North Academy

Crash along N. Academy Boulevard in Colorado Springs 1/12/22.
Crash along N. Academy Boulevard in Colorado Springs 1/12/22.(KKTV/Wayne Hicks)
Published: Jan. 12, 2022 at 9:10 PM MST|Updated: Jan. 13, 2022 at 5:48 AM MST
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - Several vehicles collided on North Academy Wednesday night, sending one of the cars careening into a backyard.

Police say a southbound driver was trying to change lanes near Meadowland Boulevard around 8:15 p.m. when they crashed into another vehicle. The force of impact sent both cars spinning into the northbound lanes, where two more vehicles were hit. One of the original southbound cars spun out further, finally coming to rest in the nearby yard.

The crash shut down both sides of Academy for several hours. As of Thursday morning, the roadway is back open.

No serious injuries were reported, though several people were taken to the hospital, an officer on scene told 11 News. Speeding is a suspected factor in the collision; police say drugs and alcohol played no part.

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