A collision in Aurora on Wednesday, between a sedan and an RTD A Line train, resulted in a man being hospitalized with life-threatening injuries.
According to the Aurora Police Department, the crash occurred around 1 p.m. on the afternoon of April 28th, close to the intersection of North Chambers and Smith Roads in north Aurora.
Apparently, a man in his thirties was turning north onto Chambers from Smith Road, allegedly disregarding lowered level crossing signals alerting motorists of an approaching train.
An RTD train heading east towards the airport, crashed into the man’s vehicle resulting in serious injuries for the driver.
There were apparently 43 passengers on the train, two of whom were evaluated for injuries, but not hospitalized.
Traffic in the area was restricted for multiple hours while emergency crews and police investigated and processed the accident scene.
Police are continuing to investigate whether or not all of the train alert systems were working correctly at the time of the collision, and they do not know as of the time of this writing whether or not intoxication or speed were a factor. They are asking that anyone with any information call 720-913-7867.
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