Car crash accident on street with wreck and damaged automobiles. Accident caused by negligence And lack of ability to drive. Due to illness

File photo. Photo Credit: Prot Tachapanit (iStock).

According to the Fort Collins Police Services, a motorhome driver's failure to stop at a red light triggered a 16-vehicle collision at a busy intersection in Fort Collins on Wednesday afternoon. 

The massive crash happened at about 4:15 PM on Wednesday at Harmony and Timberline roads. According to officials, the driver of a motorhome pulling an SUV was traveling east on Harmony Road and failed to stop at a red light on Timberline, resulting in a collision with multiple vehicles. 

Emergency personnel extricated several drivers and passengers from the wreckage — 22 of which were injured. Five people were transported to a nearby hospital, two of which had sustained serious injuries.

The busy mountain town intersection shut down for about 12 hours as investigators processed the scene.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation. Investigators are still working to determine if the driver of the motorhome suffered a medical event.

"I'm grateful for the rapid response of first responders who immediately took action caring for injured people, rerouting traffic to protect those on scene, stepping up to cover other emergency calls still happening around the city, and working all night long to process the area," FCPS Chief Jeff Swoboda stated.

Anyone with information about the collision is asked to contact Officer Drew Jurkofsky at 970-416-2224.

Breanna Sneeringer writes about news, adventure, and more for OutThere Colorado as a Digital Content Producer. She is an avid adventure seeker and wildflower enthusiast. Breanna joined OutThere Colorado in September 2018.

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(2) comments

Sojourner

It must've been a traffic nightmare of epic proportions for Fort Collins -- which favors bikes over motorized vehicles. Thus, they don't have the infrastructure for problems like this.

smokeygrits50

Oh my God do these people running this site know anything about Colorado at all? Fort Collins is not a mountain town. It seems to be one blunder after another with you people

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