EL PASO COUNTY, Colo. (KRDO) -- The pedestrian involved on Saturday, Sept. 11 traffic crash on Austin Bluffs Parkway has died Sunday due to injuries suffered in the accident.
On Saturday, at around 9:20 a.m. Colorado Springs Police Department responded to a crash involving a pick-up truck and pedestrian in the 3500 block of Austin Bluffs Parkway.
According to the police report, Major Crash Team arrived on scene to investigate the incident. Detectives say a truck was attempting to make a turn into a business parking lot before it struck a pedestrian. As of Monday, detectives are leaving out excessive speeding as a leading factor in the incident. Reports say the driver of the truck wasn’t impaired.
The Colorado Fire Department and American Medical Response treated the injured pedestrian at the scene. The pedestrian was quickly rushed to the hospital to get help for their life-threatening injuries but soon died a day later.
According to the CSPD press release, a total of 36 fatal traffic accidents in Colorado Springs have happened this year. 12 fatalities have been pedestrians.