On Sunday, October 4, 2020, at approximately 8:51 A.M., the Colorado Springs Police Department was notified of a traffic crash at the intersection of South Academy Boulevard and Pace Drive involving a red Nissan Altima and a red Indian motorcycle.
Upon arrival, the responding police officers and Colorado Springs Fire Department personnel immediately administered first aid to the motorcyclist, who was ejected from his motorcycle. He was subsequently transported to a nearby hospital for treatment of his injuries. Due to the severity of the crash, the CSPD Major Crash Team responded to the scene to investigate the incident.
The investigation determined the motorcycle, being driven by 52-year-old Bobby Thompson of Colorado Springs, was northbound on South Academy Boulevard approaching Pace Drive. As he was traveling through that intersection on a green light, the red Nissan Altima attempted a left turn from southbound South Academy Boulevard onto eastbound Pace Drive. Upon doing this, the Nissan struck the motorcycle.
On Monday, October 5, 2020, Mr. Thompson passed away as a result of the injuries he sustained in this crash. At this time, excessive speeds and impairment are not considered factors in this crash. No charges have been filed and the investigation is continuing.
Mr. Thompson is the 34th traffic fatality in Colorado Springs this year. At this time last year there were 34 fatalities, as well.