COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) – A UPS truck crashed into a building on the south side of Colorado Springs on Tuesday afternoon.
The accident was reported in the 4200 block of Prestige Pt. At about 3:40 p.m. on the south side of the city. The area is located north of S. Academy Boulevard, east of Highway 115.
According to the Colorado Springs Fire Department, the delivery truck also reached for a gas meter. Staff on site worked to “lift the building ashore” and safely handle the damaged gas meter.
“The UPS was transported here, apparently parked on a slope,” explained Lieutenant Fred Varnell, of the Colorado Springs Fire Department. “When he was transported, the truck freed, rolled down the hill, passed through two steel railings that protect the gas meters in every city’s home. He broke the gas meter on the ground, so we had free-flowing gas at the time.
No one was injured in the incident. However, the focus of the firefighters ’attention was on the building not collapsing. Two units were uninhabitable Tuesday night and more people had to be accommodated.
The exact cause of the accident is being investigated. It is not clear whether the courier has to pay.
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