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.