(COLORADO SPRINGS) — A driver is in the hospital with life-threatening injuries after a single-vehicle crash in the early morning hours of Monday, Dec. 12.

According to the Colorado Springs Police Department (CSPD), on Monday at around 2:25 a.m. officers were called to the 2400 block of East Pikes Peak Avenue near South Union Boulevard. When officers arrived they found an older model Ford truck with severe damage.

  • Truck showing severe damage from a crash while police and fire work on the scene.
  • Firefighters and police work around a crashed truck
  • Truck showing severe damage to the front of the vehicle while police and firefighters work on the scene

CSFD tweeted about the crash stating the driver was trapped in the vehicle. CSFD and CSPD were able to free the driver, taking them to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.

CSPD said it is unknown if alcohol or drugs were a factor in the crash, however, they said that speed does appear to be a factor.