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Police Investigate Auto vs Pedestrian Collision

Released on Tuesday, January 11, 2022

On January 10, 2022 at 8:47 pm, Fort Collins Police were notified of an auto versus pedestrian collision just east of the intersection of Meadowlark Drive on Horsetooth Road. A Larimer County Sheriff’s Deputy arrived on scene shortly before Fort Collins Police and located an adult female with serious injuries. She was transported to an area hospital with life threatening injuries. Due to the severity of her injuries, the Fort Collins Police CRASH (Collision Reconstruction and Scene Handling) Team responded.

The investigation revealed that a 2006 Toyota Tacoma was travelling westbound when it collided with the pedestrian who is believed to have been crossing from the south side of the road to the north side. The pedestrian was not in a crosswalk when the collision occurred, and investigators are investigating if she was under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. The Tacoma was being driven by an adult male who stopped on scene. Police do not believe that speed or impairment were involved with the driver of the Tacoma.

“Pedestrian collisions continue to account for a number of our serious injury crashes. We ask that pedestrians utilize crosswalks as they increase safety for both pedestrian and vehicle traffic,” said Sergeant Mike Avrech who oversees the Fort Collins CRASH Team.

Anyone with information regarding this collision who has not already spoken to police is asked to call Officer Ken Koski at (970) 416 2229.