Police Investigate Fatal Single Motorcycle Collision
On September 18, 2022 at approximately 3:06 PM, Fort Collins Police were notified of a serious collision involving a single motorcycle with 2 people who were riding it. The collision happened in a private parking lot in the 3600 block of Manhattan Avenue. When officers arrived on scene, they located an adult male and female both with serious injuries as a result of the collision. They were both transported by ambulance to area hospitals for treatment. The adult female was ultimately pronounced deceased at the hospital. Due to the collision involving a fatality, the Fort Collins Police CRASH (Collision Reconstruction and Scene Handling) Team responded to take over the investigation.
The investigation is still in the early stages. Investigators know though that neither the male nor female were wearing helmets, and are investigating if inexperienced motorcycle driving played a role in the collision. Anyone with information who has not already spoken to police is asked to call Officer David Kaes at (970) 221-6842.
“We encourage everyone who rides motorcycles to take advantage of all the protective equipment and professional training prior to riding. These are difficult cases for all involved, and our thoughts are with these riders’ friends and families,” said Sergeant Mike Avrech who oversees the Fort Collins Police CRASH Team.