UPDATE: WEDNESDAY 11/23/2022 9:58 p.m.
(COLORADO SPRINGS) — According to CSPD, officers with the Stetson Hills division responded at 6:03 p.m. to the area of North Powers Boulevard and Palmer Park Boulevard regarding a crash in the southbound lanes of Powers.
When officers arrived, they found at least four cars that had damage from a crash. The engine from one of the cars was thrown from the car during the crash, and the engine landed in the northbound lanes of traffic. CSPD said another car showed “heavy damage.”
At least three of the people involved in the crash were sent to the hospital with serious, life-threatening injuries, CSPD said. Another driver was transported by a private car for minor injuries.
CSFD tweeted at 6:40 p.m. that the people who were previously reported as trapped in one of the cars had been freed, nearly 40 minutes after the crash. CSFD described one of the patient’s conditions as “critical.”
ORIGINAL STORY: Powers Blvd blocked due to “major multi-vehicle” crash
UPDATE: WEDNESDAY 8:31 p.m.
Powers Boulevard remains blocked following a major crash involving five cars near Palmer Park Boulevard Powers Boulevard.
CSPD said the crash happened just after 6 p.m.
Five cars were involved, and some passengers were seriously injured. Three were taken to the hospital.
CSPD said Powers is still blocked northbound at Palmer Park Boulevard, and southbound is blocked Constitution Avenue.
WEDNESDAY 11/23/2022 6:39 p.m.
The Colorado Springs Police Department (CSPD) said both directions of Powers Boulevard are blocked due to a crash, and the Colorado Springs Fire Department (CSFD) is working to free someone trapped as a result of the crash.
CSPD originally posted on their Communications Twitter account just after 6:20 p.m., and said Powers was blocked northbound at Palmer Park Boulevard, and southbound Powers was blocked at Constitution Avenue, due to a “major multi-vehicle traffic accident.”
CSFD also posted on Twitter, and said firefighters were working to free at least one person from the crash.
CSPD said the road would be closed for several hours, anyone travelling on that side of town is urged to avoid the area.
FOX21 has a crew on the way to the scene and will provide updates when more information is available.