NewsCovering Colorado


One person was hospitalized, and one in custody after a crash Friday evening

Colorado Springs Police Department CSPD
Posted at 9:34 AM, Jun 22, 2024

COLORADO SPRINGS — One person was arrested and another was hospitalized following an accident Friday evening.

According to the Colorado Springs Police Department online blotter, two vehicles crashed along North Murray Boulevard near East Bijou Street.

Police say that a Nissan SUV was traveling in the northbound lanes when it veered into oncoming traffic heading southbound where it struck a Honda SUV. Police say the driver of the Honda suffered serious bodily injury, their condition is unknown at the time of publishing this article

Due to the nature of the accident, the Major Crash Team responded and had the area shut down for several hours, first reporting the crash around 10:49 p.m. Friday and not reopening the area to traffic until around 4:00 a.m. Saturday.

The driver of the Nissan identified by police as Oscar Almendariz was placed into custody for alleged vehicular assault, police think that alcohol was a factor in the crash at this time.


What's in store for Monsoon Season in southern Colorado

If you've lived in Colorado for a few years, you're familiar with the North American Monsoon. If you're not, buckle up...because it's on the way.

The summer monsoon is coming, here's this year's forecast

News Tips
What should KOAA5 cover? Is there a story, topic, or issue we should revisit? Have a story you believe should make the light of day? Let our newsroom know with the contact form below.


Watch KOAA News5 on your time, anytime with our free streaming app available for your Roku, FireTV, AppleTV and Android TV. Just search KOAA News5, download and start watching.