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3 injured after RTD light rail train derails in Aurora

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Posted at 4:23 PM, Sep 21, 2022
and last updated 2022-09-22 07:41:06-04

AURORA, Colo. — Three people were injured after an RTD light rail train derailed in Aurora Wednesday afternoon.

The R Line train derailed at the intersection of S. Sable Boulevard and E. Exposition Avenue around 4 p.m., according to the Aurora Police Department.

Aurora Fire Rescue responded and said paramedics transported three patients with non-life-threatening injuries to a local hospital. Twenty-four people were evaluated on scene.

RTD said trains will run between Lincoln Station to Florida Station and between Peoria Station and the 13th Avenue Station while a bus will shuttle passengers inside the closed section Wednesday. RTD said this will continue into Thursday.

The entire intersection will be closed for an extended period of time, police said.

This is the second derailment in the area in the past four years. In January of 2019, one person was injured when an R Line train derailed on the same set of tracks.