Distracted driver causes 5-car pile-up in south Colorado Springs

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) – A driver looked away from the road for a moment – ​​and collided with five cars on the freeway, according to Colorado Springs police.

The pileup occurred just before 5:30 p.m. Saturday night on the south side of I-25 at the Circle/Lake exit (138). Police said traffic was slowing in the area, but the approaching driver didn’t notice.

“A motorist in a full-size black Ford truck became distracted and looked away from the roadway … and collided with the rear of another vehicle,” the CSPD said.

This caused a domino effect on the road, the car that was behind hit another vehicle, and this vehicle hit another car, and so on. Several drivers and passengers were injured, and the accident shut down part of southbound I-25 for more than an hour. Four of the vehicles involved were damaged enough that tow trucks had to be called.

Police told 11 News the driver was assessed for a possible DUI.

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