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[02-25-24] Three-Car Crash on Union Boulevard

UPDATE: THURSDAY 2/22/2024 5:33 p.m.

(COLORADO SPRINGS) — A fire engine belonging to the Colorado Springs Fire Department (CSFD) was involved in a three-car crash caused by a suspected impaired driver, according to the Colorado Springs Police Department (CSPD).

CSPD said around 2:30 p.m., CSFD Engine 23 was heading back to its station travelling southbound on Union Boulevard near Memorial Park when the crash occurred. CSPD said a car rear ended another car, pushing the second car into the front passenger side of Engine 23.

CSPD said the driver who caused the crash was reported by witnesses to have been driving recklessly prior to the crash. The driver, identified as 33-year-old Michael Martinez, was cited for DUI after being released from the hospital with minor injuries. The passenger in the car that was pushed into the engine was taken to the hospital as a precaution.

CSPD said Engine 23 sustained minor damage and was able to drive away from the scene. The other two cars had to be towed.

ORIGINAL STORY: Southbound Union closed at Memorial Park for crash

THURSDAY 2/22/2024 3:23 p.m.

The Colorado Springs Fire Department (CSFD) is responding to a crash that has closed all southbound lanes of Union Boulevard at Memorial Park.

CSFD posted about the crash just before 3 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 22, and said southbound Union was closed at Memorial Drive, near the Olympic Center velodrome.

CSFD asked drivers to avoid the area while crews work the scene of the crash.

Source : Fox 21

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