COLORADO SPRINGS – At 8:15 Sunday morning, the Colorado Springs Police Department announced they were on Accident Alert Status.
30 minutes prior to that announcement, the city of Fountain announced they too were on Accident Alert Status.
As of 4 p.m. Sunday neither of these statuses had changed.
When on Accident Alert Status, drivers are reminded if they are involved in a traffic accident with no fatality or injury requiring medical attention, no driver involved is suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, all drivers are present with license, registration and insurance information, and no damage to public property such as a street sign or utility pole has occurred, drivers should exchange their information and follow the procedure for completing a counter (cold) report.
When damage to any vehicle requires a wrecker, a counter report can still be made providing the previous criteria is met. Drivers can either pick up a traffic accident report form at any of the police department substations or they can go online.
You can report any traffic crashes in the City of Fountain here.
Drivers should also be reminded to take the appropriate steps to avoid being involved in a traffic accident during adverse weather and road conditions.
Drivers should check road and travel conditions before heading out and leave more time to get to their destination.
Drivers need to travel at a safe speed for the conditions and leave an increased and safe following distance from the vehicle in front of them.
Drivers should use streets and roadways less hazardous in winter driving conditions.
Drivers also need to remove snow and ice obstructing their vision and have adequate snow tires on their vehicles.