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Jan 21, 2013 9:40 PM by Zach Thaxton

CSPD cruiser involved in crash near police station

A Colorado Springs police cruiser was involved in an in-line crash Monday night on westbound West Moreno Avenue less than a quarter mile from the Gold Hill substation. The cruiser sustained significant front-end damage and its airbags deployed. The pickup involved sustained minor damage. Neither the officer nor the driver of the pickup were injured. Police nor the driver of the pickup would comment on the crash, but a Sergeant at the Gold Hill division said if the officer is found to be at fault, the case would go through county courts rather than city courts to ensure fair prosecution and defense and avoid conflict wherein a city employee would be tried for potential liability by the city itself. Westbound Moreno was closed at 8th Street while police investigated the crash.

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