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Colorado: Man critical after driving into Gen. Palmer statue

Man critical after driving into Gen. Palmer statue

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado ” A 38-year-old man is hospitalized in critical condition after police say he crashed his car into the base of a famous statue during an apparent suicide attempt in Colorado Springs.

Police say the man drove his silver Mitsubishi into the base of a statue of Gen. William Jackson Palmer at about 1:45 a.m. Friday.

The man was taken to Memorial Hospital Central with undisclosed injuries. His name hasn’t been released.

The crash caused minor damage to the statue’s base and to a sign.

Palmer was the builder of the Denver and Rio Grande Railway who founded Colorado Springs ” originally called Fountain Colony ” as a resort in 1871.