Motorcycle collision leaves one person seriously injured

Matthew Bailey

A motorcycle collision occurred at the intersection of Elizabeth Street and Overland Trail last night involving one motorcyclist and resulting in the closure of the intersection, according to a June 6 press release published by Fort Collins Police Services.

28-year-old Jonathan Gerold from Fort Collins was driving a Yamaha motorcycle on Elizabeth Street last night when he failed to stop at a stop sign located at Overland Trail.


Gerold then lost control after attempting to stop and drove off the roadway on the west side of the intersection.

FCPS was notified of the incident at approximately 10:45 last night. Police believe speed may have been a factor in the collision.

Gerold, who was wearing a helmet, sustained serious injuries and was taken to the Medical Center of the Rockies for treatment.

The intersection of Elizabeth Street and Overland Trail was shut down for approximately 5 hours after the incident while investigators were processing the scene.

Anyone who has any other information about this incident should contact Officer Drew Jurkofsky at (970) 416-2224.

Collegian news reporter Matt Bailey can be reached at or on Twitter @matnes1999.