Possible overdose patients ram Colo. fire truck before fleeing scene

The driver of the car reversed into the fire truck several times and escaped after firefighters tried to approach the vehicle, but backed away after seeing a gun


By Leslie James
The Gazette

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Colorado Springs fire crews responded to a medical call at 4:45 p.m. Sunday involving two people who were possibly overdosing inside a parked car at 5500 Powers Center Point.

When firefighters approached the vehicle, they saw one occupant had a gun and backed away.

Colorado Springs firefighters approached a vehicle with possible overdose victims inside, but the driver of the vehicle rammed into the fire truck after crews backed away when they spotted a gun. (Photo/CSFD)
Colorado Springs firefighters approached a vehicle with possible overdose victims inside, but the driver of the vehicle rammed into the fire truck after crews backed away when they spotted a gun. (Photo/CSFD)

Police arrived on scene, near Research Parkway and North Powers Boulevard, to assist firefighters when the driver of the parked car reversed into the fire truck several times and escaped, heading west on Research Parkway.

No firefighters were injured, and the fire truck was left with minor damage and remained in service, police said.

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McClatchy-Tribune News Service

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