3 injured, 1 dead in separate RTD bus crashes, including one into Denver home

DENVER — One person died and at least three people were injured in two separate crashes involving buses operated by RTD Tuesday afternoon.

Three people were rushed to the hospital after a bus contracted by RTD slammed into a Denver home Tuesday afternoon just before the evening commute.

Authorities said the bus went off the road near the 4500 block of Josephine Street, leading the bus to crash into the front porch of a Denver home.

The bus, No. 5234, showed visible signs of front-end damage, as did the roof and porch of the Denver home.

It's unknown what condition the victims are in, however the injuries were not described as serious.

The family that lives in the house told Denver7 that their lease has been forfeited because of the damage and will be forced to move out. A GoFundMe account was set up to help the family.

And shortly after 2 p.m., a man driving a silver Chevy sedan was driving southbound, approaching Alameda, when he ran into a different RTD bus as it was pulling away from a stop. 

The driver was taken to an area hospital, where he was pronounced dead. No one on the bus was injured, police said, and the driver was being investigated for drug and/or alcohol use.

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