On June 10 at about 2:00pm, a Fort Collins patrol officer was responding to a call for service involving a weapon near Remington and Lake Streets. The officer was driving south on Peterson Street in a marked 2013 Ford Interceptor SUV with lights and siren on.
At the intersection with Elizabeth Street, the officer had a stop sign and entered the intersection with emergency lights and siren on. A 2013 Mazda sedan was traveling west on Elizabeth Street and did not have a stop sign at the intersection with Peterson Street. The front of the Ford SUV broadsided the passenger side of the Mazda sedan, causing it to spin toward the southwest corner of the intersection. The Mazda came to rest against a parked car.
The patrolman, Officer Benjamin Rayls, a 7 year veteran of Fort Collins Police Services, went to Poudre Valley Hospital for treatment of minor injuries. The driver of the Mazda, Sarah Hoskins, 36, of Fort Collins, was treated at the scene for minor injuries and released.
The intersection of Elizabeth and Peterson Streets was closed for approximately three hours while investigators processed the scene. Police do not believe alcohol or speed contributed to the collision. The investigation is continuing and charges are pending.
Anyone with information about the collision, who has not already given a statement to police, is asked to contact Officer Drew Jurkofsky at 970-221-6555.
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