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.

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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 news@collegian.com or on Twitter @matnes1999.