1 person in serious condition after 3-car crash at Platte, Murray intersection

Authorities say the intersection will remain closed for several hours due to the damaged traffic pole and lights. / Raul Cantu

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — One person has been transported to the hospital and is in serious condition after a three-car crash at the intersection of Platte and Murray Saturday morning.

Police say it happened around 9:15 a.m. and involved a car, truck and semitrailer.

According to authorities, the truck was traveling westbound on Platte and attempted to make a left turn onto Murray. Police say the truck was unable to complete the turn and was hit by a car.

The car was then hit by the semitrailer, which was unable to stop in time, according to police.

Police say the semitrailer hit a traffic pole, causing the traffic lights to fall.

The intersection was closed for several hours as officials repaired the damaged traffic pole and lights. Lanes in the area reopened just before 10 p.m.



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