1 seriously injured in single-car crash in Colorado Springs

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One person was seriously injured in a single-car crash in Colorado Springs Saturday afternoon.

It happened just after 1 p.m. in the area of E. Bijou Street and N. Academy Boulevard.

According to police, the driver was headed northbound in the left through lane when the vehicle veered off the right side of the road, hitting an electric tower.

The passenger was taken to a local hospital for treatment of serious injuries.

The driver was detained for suspected driving under the influence of alcohol.

Northbound Academy was shut down during the investigation but the area has since reopened.

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