On Monday, October 5, 2020, at approximately 12:19 P.M., the Colorado Springs Police Department was notified of a traffic crash in the 1000 block of S. Nevada Ave. This crash involved a pedestrian and an automobile and occurred in a business parking lot.
Responding officers and medics from the Colorado Springs Fire Department arrived on scene and provided first aid to the pedestrian, who was subsequently transported to a nearby hospital for treatment. Due to the seriousness of the injuries the pedestrian suffered, the Major Crash Team responded to the scene to assume responsibility for the investigation.
The investigation revealed the pedestrian, 90-year-old Media M. Pate of Colorado Springs, was crossing the parking lot when she was struck by a vehicle that was backing up from a legal parking space. At this time, neither excessive speed nor impairment are suspected to be factors in this incident. The driver of the vehicle did remain on scene.
On October 15, 2020, Ms. Pate succumbed to the injuries she suffered in this crash. She is the 36th fatality in Colorado Springs this year. At this same time in 2019 there were 35 fatalities.
The investigation into this incident is continuing and no charges have been filed.
Anyone with information or who is a witness to this investigation is asked to call the Colorado Springs Police Department at (719) 444-7000; or if you wish to remain anonymous, you may call the Crime Stoppers Tip Line at (719) 634-STOP (7867) or 1-800-222-8477.