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Arrest made in hit-and-run that left motorcyclist seriously injured

Posted: 10:27 AM, May 15, 2019
Updated: 2019-05-15 12:43:38-04
Brian A. Abeyta
Brian A. Abeyta

COLORADO SPRINGS – An arrest has been made in a hit-and-run crash that left a motorcyclist seriously hurt last month.

39-year-old Brian A. Abeyta is facing numerous charges, including leaving the scene of an accident involving serious injuries.

On April 8, Springs police were called to the scene of a vehicle versus a motorcycle crash at the intersection of E. Fillmore St. and N. Cascade Ave. When they arrived, police learned one of the vehicles left the scene. The motorcyclist was transported to a nearby hospital with serious injuries.

The Major Crash Team unit determined that Abeyta was traveling westbound on E. Fillmore St when he tried to make a left turn to go southbound on N. Cascade Ave. By doing so, police say Abeyta turned in front of the motorcyclist going eastbound, causing the accident.

The investigation is ongoing.