Police Investigate Motorcycle Hit & Run
On April 7, 2023 at approximately 11:41 PM, Fort Collins Police were notified of an injury crash between two motorcycles in the 6200 block of South College Avenue. When officers arrived on scene, they located an adult male with serious injuries. This male was riding a black Harley Davidson northbound when a blue Yamaha sport bike, also going northbound, collided on the sides with one another. When the collision occurred, both motorcycles went down and slid for an extended distance. The rider of the blue Yamaha left the scene on foot prior to officers arrival and did not exchange any information. Due to the severity of the collision, the Fort Collins Police CRASH (Collision Reconstruction and Scene Handling) Team responded to take over the investigation. At this time, officers are looking for the rider of the Yamaha and are concerned that this individual may have sustained serious injuries in the crash.
"We know that as the weather continues to get warmer that there will be more and more motorcycles on the road. We ask that motorcycle riders wear protective equipment available to them and follow the posted speed limits. Unfortunately, we have also seen a number of hit and run collisions already this year; it is imperative to stop and stay at the scene of a collision if you are involved in one," said Sergeant Mike Avrech who oversees the CRASH Team.
Northbound College Avenue was closed in between Trilby Road and Skyway Drive for approximately 9.5 hours while investigators processed the scene. Police are investigating if speed was a factor in the collision. Anyone with information regarding this collision who hasn't already speak to police is asked to call Officer Matt Brede at (970) 221 6540.