On Tuesday, March 24, 2020, at approximately 7:53 P.M., the Colorado Springs Police Department (CSPD) was notified of a traffic crash involving an automobile and a bicycle in the 1300 block of North Wahsatch Avenue.
The bicyclist was rushed to a nearby hospital for treatment of their injuries. Due to the seriousness of the crash, the CSPD’s Major Crash Team responded to the scene and assumed responsibility for the investigation.
The investigation determined a northbound blue Dodge sedan struck the northbound bicyclist, identified as 65-year-old Henry G. Guzman of Colorado Springs. Despite lifesaving efforts on scene by first responders and further aid provided by hospital staff, Mr. Guzman died as a result of his injuries.
Neither excessive speeds nor impairment are considered factors in this case. This is the fifth traffic related fatality in Colorado Springs, and the first bicycle related fatality, this year. At this time last year, there were nine traffic related fatalities.
No charges have been filed at this time and the investigation is continuing.