Man dies after being struck by light rail train Wednesday
Police investigate at the scene of an accident involving a light rail striking a man on the morning of March 6, 2013.
DENVER –The 29-year-old man who was struck by a light rail train early Wednesday morning has died, according to police.
According to the Denver Police department, the accident took place at the 10th and Osage station at approximately 4:50 a.m. Though the man suffered critical injuries, police said he was conscious and transported to a nearby hospital in critical condition.
An RTD spokesperson said the man stepped directly in front of a southbound train at the 10th and Osage station at approximately 4:50 a.m. Though the operator hit the brakes immediately, the pedestrian was still struck, the spokesperson said.
While service was stopped for about an hour, RTD said light rail movement both north and southbound had resumed as of 6:30 a.m. The accident also closed the 10th and Osage station, but it was reopened as of 7 a.m.
A shuttle bus was set up between the I-25/Broadway and Colfax stations to ferry passengers affected by the closure.
The victim’s identity has not been released.
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