Light Rail train strikes pedestrian, causes delays

DENVER — The RTD called police Tuesday morning saying one of its Light Rail trains struck a pedestrian. After a lengthy investigation that delayed train operations for over two hours, police found the victim of the accident.

An RTD spokesperson said a train operator going over the Santa Fe flyover near West Bayaud Avenue first reported that something may have been struck by a train at approximately 6 a.m. Police were contacted shortly thereafter.

Following a trail of blood away from the Bayaud Light Rail crossing, Denver Police dispatch confirmed officers found a pedestrian that had been struck by a train.

Dispatch confirmed that the victim was found at a maintenance facility at 655 Mariposa Street. According to dispatch, the individual is alive and was transported to a nearby hospital.

The extent of the individual’s injuries were unknown as of 8:15 a.m.

Officers populated the scene of the accident at the West Bayaud Avenue Light Rail crossing, with the investigation delay the operation of the C, D, E, F and H Light Rail lines until 8:15 a.m., when normal operations resumed

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