UPDATE: WEDNESDAY 11/15/2023 3:19 p.m.
(COLORADO SPRINGS) — A motorcyclist who was injured in a crash on North Nevada Avenue Sunday afternoon has died, according to the Colorado Springs Police Department (CSPD).
The crash happened shortly after 4 p.m. on Sunday at the intersection of North Nevada Avenue and Mount View Lane, south of Austin Bluffs Parkway. CSPD said a motorcyclist was heading north on Nevada when another car turned left onto eastbound Mount View Lane and the two collided.
CSPD said speed appears to be a factor in the crash.
The motorcycle rider suffered life threatening injuries and was taken to the hospital, where he died.
On Nov. 13, the El Paso County Coroner identified the rider as 33-year-old Ryan Girard of Divide, Colorado.
This is the 46th traffic fatality in Colorado Springs in 2023. At this time in 2022, there were 50 fatalities.
ORIGINAL STORY: Motorcycle rider hospitalized in Colorado Springs crash
MONDAY 11/13/2023 9:18 a.m.
A motorcycle rider was taken to the hospital after a crash in the afternoon hours of Sunday, Nov. 12 according to the Colorado Springs Police Department (CSPD).
CSPD said on Sunday at around 4 p.m. officers were called to the intersection of North Nevada Avenue and Mount View Lane south of Austin Bluffs Parkway about a crash involving a motorcycle and another vehicle.
The motorcycle rider was taken to the hospital with serious injuries before police arrived. The investigation showed the motorcycle was traveling north on N. Nevada Ave. when the other vehicle turned left to go eastbound on Mount View Ln.
The intersection was closed for several hours while the investigation was completed, Police said the initial investigation indicated that speed was a contributing factor in the crash.