Pickup crashes head-on with RTD bus in Aurora

Posted at 10:48 AM, Jan 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-16 19:57:51-05

A pickup truck driver was seriously injured after crashing head-on with an RTD bus early Saturday morning in Aurora. 

Police said the 31-year-old driver of a white, Ford F-150 pickup, was driving northbound on the southbound lanes of I-225 when he crashed head-on with an RTD bus just south of East Alameda Avenue at around 3:17 a.m. 

The driver of the pickup was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries, but is expected to survive. The driver and co-driver of the RTD bus, the only occupants, were taken to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries, a police spokesperson said. 

Charges against the driver of the Ford pickup are pending, but alcohol is believed to be a contributing factor in the crash. 

All lanes on southbound I-225 were closed for several hours but have since reopened. 


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