Fire department responds to serious crash, smashed dispensary in Old Colorado City

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Colorado Springs Fire Department responds to a serious crash on West Colorado Avenue on Tuesday, August 11.

COLORADO SPRINGS — The Colorado Springs Fire Department responded to the scene of a serious traffic accident in the area of 32nd Street and West Colorado Avenue on Tuesday.

The call came in just after noon.

The Garden of the Budz, a dispensary located at 3178 on West Colorado Avenue in Old Colorado City, sustained major damage in the crash.

Pictures posted by CSFD also show damaged vehicles.

A couple on their honeymoon say they saw the wreck happened and called 911.

A spokeman with the Colorado Springs Police Department said two cars were involved in the wreck, noting a red Prius started speeding on West Colorado near 35th, before crashing into a green SUV, an electric transformer, a metal fence and, finally, the dispensary.

A man driving the Prius was taken to the hospital with severe injuries. His passenger, a woman, was also taken in for treatment, but the CSPD spokeman described her injuries as less severe.

At least one person was inside the SUV at the time of the crash. The extent of that person’s injuries are not yet known.

A woman working inside Garden of the Budz at the time of the crash was hurt, but not badly, she described her injury to a FOX21 crew as a “boo boo.”

As of 1 p.m. on Tuesday, all lanes of West Colorado Avenue, from 32nd Street to 33rd Street, were blocked to traffic, to give emergency crews room to respond.

This article will be updated.

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