Colorado Springs officer on a motorcycle injured in a crash Monday

Crash involving a CSPD officer 8/8/22.
Crash involving a CSPD officer 8/8/22.(KKTV/Mike Petkash)
Published: Aug. 8, 2022 at 6:44 PM MDT|Updated: Aug. 9, 2022 at 5:10 AM MDT
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - A Colorado Springs police officer was injured following a crash on Monday.

The officer was riding a motorcycle along Centennial Boulevard when he collided with an SUV near Windmill Avenue. The neighborhood is between West Fillmore Street and Garden of the Gods Road west of I-25. The crash was reported just before 4 p.m. and forced the closure of Centennial Boulevard in both directions for the investigation.

“Upon arrival it was learned that a member of the CSPD Motors Unit was working in the area watching for speeding violations,” part of an online blotter by the Colorado Springs Police Department reads. “The motor officer observed a speeding violation and pulled out to catch up and pull over the traffic violator. As the officer was approaching Windmill Avenue traveling south on Centennial, a second vehicle attempted to travel across Centennial on Windmill. As the vehicle pulled out, the motor officer collided with the vehicle in the middle of the intersection.”

It isn’t clear if anyone will be cited for the crash. Both the officer and driver of the SUV were taken to the hospital and are expected to recover.

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