On Saturday, August 24, 2019, at approximately 2:22 A.M., the Colorado Springs Police Department (CSPD) was notified of an auto versus pedestrian crash in the 2500 block of West Colorado Avenue. Upon arrival, officers located the male pedestrian with serious bodily injuries. He was immediately transported to a local hospital for treatment of his life-threatening injuries. The driver involved also remained on scene. The CSPD Major Crash Team responded and assumed responsibility for the scene.
Upon preliminary examination, it appears the pedestrian did not use the crosswalk and stepped into the westbound lane of West Colorado Avenue when he was struck by the vehicle. Both directions of West Colorado Avenue between 25th Street and 26th Street were closed during the investigation.
Mr. Park is the 30th traffic related fatality and the sixth pedestrian killed in Colorado Springs in 2019. At this time last year, there were 34 traffic fatalities in the city.