Deadly crash involving a motorcyclist in Colorado Springs Monday afternoon
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - A deadly crash involving a motorcyclist was under investigation in Colorado Springs Monday afternoon.
Around 4:20 p.m. Monday, the Colorado Springs Police Department responded to Cache La Poudre and Prairie for a motorcycle versus car crash. The neighborhood is in the Knob Hill area.
Officers say a car was traveling north on Prairie and stopped at a stop sign at Cache La Poudre. As the car entered the intersection, a motorcycle traveling west on Cache La Poudre hit the side of the car. The rider was thrown from the bike and died at the scene.
Colorado Springs is already on pace to exceed last year’s record number of deaths on the road, according to police.
“We really need the community’s help,” said Lt. Steve Noblitt with the Colorado Springs Police Department.
Monday’s crash marks the third fatal motorcycle crash of 2023, and the ninth deadly crash of the year overall. Hours later, the city would clock its 10th fatal collision.
“Last year we had 21 motorcycle fatalities in Colorado Springs. That’s a lot. All we can do is just tell people to slow down,” Noblitt said. “Whether you’re riding a motorcycle, are operating a car, slow down, really look around for other people and drivers around you. Motorcyclists have to pretend like you’re invisible. You are a smaller target, it’s harder for people to see you.”
Police say it is too soon to reveal if speed or alcohol were factors in this crash. We will update this article as we learn more.
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