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CSPD investigating fatal crash involving motorcycle at Bijou and I-25

Posted at 4:25 PM, Oct 20, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-20 18:32:20-04

COLORADO SPRINGS – Just after 3 p.m. Saturday, CSPD and CSFD responded to a traffic collision on West Bijou Street and I-25.

According to CSPD, when officers arrived they found a crash involving a motorcycle and a Mercedes car.

CSPD said the motorcyclist was an adult male. He suffered serious injuries and was transported to a local hospital. A short time later, he succumbed to his injuries.

CSPD said they determined the motorcycle was traveling westbound on Bijou and ran a red light. They said the Mercedes was coming through a green light and the motorcycle collided with it.

At this time, it is unknown if the motorcyclist was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash. CSPD is continuing their investigation. Traffic on Bijou near I-25 is restricted/closed.

Lt. Black of the CSPD said this is the 40th traffic fatality this year in Colorado Springs. 1986 was the record year for traffic fatalities with 43.