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Hit-and-run crash leaves motorcyclist in critical condition

Posted at 7:55 AM, Apr 08, 2019
Fillmore Street crash
Photo of a crash at Fillmore and Cascade in Colorado Springs on April 8, 2019. (KOAA)

COLORADO SPRINGS – Colorado Springs police have shut down all eastbound lanes of Fillmore Street at Cascade Avenue after a hit-and-run crash crash involving a motorcycle.

CSPD  Lt. Howard Black said the driver of the motorcycle suffered life-threatening injuries and is in critical condition. Black said an off-duty sheriff’s department commander and another off-duty first responder responded to the scene immediately after the crash and began treating the victim before he was taken to the hospital.

Police said a light-colored or tan RV that was traveling westbound on Fillmore around 7:30 a.m. Monday when it hit a man riding a motorcycle. Police said their preliminary investigation found the RV was traveling west on Fillmore and turning left onto Cascade Avenue when it hit the motorcycle traveling east on Fillmore.

A CSPD detective later found the RV near the scene, but it was abandoned. Police have not named any suspects at this time.

“It’s outrageous that individuals make those kinds of decisions to leave a crash scene, especially when you have someone who is critically injured,” Black said.

Eastbound lanes of Fillmore and northbound lanes of Cascade Avenue were reopened at approximately 10:23 a.m.