Emergency responders assist an unidentified crash victim Tuesday afternoon. Two cars collided on US Highway 40 in front of Walmart. The six people involved, four adults and two small children, were not critically injured but were taken to The Memorial Hospital.

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Emergency responders assist an unidentified crash victim Tuesday afternoon. Two cars collided on US Highway 40 in front of Walmart. The six people involved, four adults and two small children, were not critically injured but were taken to The Memorial Hospital.

Two cars collide on U.S. 40 in front of Walmart

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Emergency responders were called to U.S. Highway 40 at about 4:50 p.m. Tuesday when two cars collided in front of the entrance to Walmart.

Law enforcement officials said a white Chevy pickup truck traveling East on U.S. 40 t-boned a white Ford sedan that was turning left.

Six people, four adults and two small children, were involved in the crash. Officials were unable to divulge how many were in each car or the names of those involved.

Though no one was critically injured in the accident, all involved were taken to The Memorial Hospital for further examination.

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Colette Erickson 1 year, 4 months ago

C'mon folks. Slow down and pay attention. PS - speed limit on most residential streets in town is 25 mph, and that means YOU. Some increased speed enforcement would be nice, as well, PD. Some seriously careless driving going on all over this town.

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Denise Bagley 1 year, 4 months ago

The speed limit at that location is 45 mph, and based on the minimum details given, it appears that speed had nothing to do with causing the accident. It seems this was caused by either impatience or inattention on the part of the driver turning left. I will agree that there are a lot of careless drivers in town, but not anymore than other towns across Colorado. I lived in Colorado Springs for years before moving up here and there are some scary drivers down there, and a lot more of them. :)

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Colette Erickson 1 year, 4 months ago

Yes, am aware of speed limit at that location, and it is often exceeded. But, not trying to argue, just a general comment about traffic in general. One of the pluses of living in a small town should be less rushing, inattention, more consideration for neighbors, less carelessness - you know, just generally a safer, nicer, perhaps more mellow place. Used to work w/ a guy in SS who responded to complaints about the traffic by saying "It's not as bad as LA." - well no, don't wanna live there (or the Springs) and have to deal with that. Was just out front of my house walking puppy, 25 mph zone at 6:30 AM, and a guy went by at minimum 45 mph and squealed around the corner at the end of the block. Ridiculous. Had two random conversations last week, in two very dissimilar places, about speeding & carelessness, particularly in residential areas. General disgust and frustration expressed by these folks, as well. Please, Police Dept., more traffic enforcement.

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Brian Kotowski 1 year, 4 months ago

There's a reason they're called "accidents." Mistakes happen. So do carelessness & stupidity. Cops can't be everywhere all the time, and are obliged to do a great deal with very limited resources.

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Colette Erickson 1 year, 4 months ago

Bet one of these drivers got a citation. Probably for failure to yield. Yes, Brian, I know they have to do a lot, with limited resources. Would still like to see more traffic enforcement, when they aren't doing something else. Jeez, is it too much to ask that people pay attention and are careful when they are operating something that can cause injury/death?

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Becky Plummer 1 year, 4 months ago

Or act like adults with drivers licenses and police yourselves...

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