Light rail's D-line running again downtown after 4-vehicle crash; Expect up to 15 minute delays

Witness: Red-light runner triggered crash

DENVER - The RTD light rail's D-line was running again about 5 p.m. Thursday after it was closed by a four-vehicle crash in downtown. Expect up to 15 minute delays, RTD advises.

Witnesses say four people were injured when a red-light runner triggered the four-vehicle crash at Welton and Park Avenue West, shutting down the light rail in the area. The wreck happened before 2 p.m.

While the northern end of the D-line was temporarily halted by the wreck, RTD spokesman Scott Reed said a bus bridge carried passengers between the 18th-and-Stout and 30th-and-Downing stations. The rest of the light rail system, including the downtown loop continued to operate.

A man told 7NEWS he was driving in a car with his wife and baby through the intersection when a black sport utility vehicle ran a red light, triggering a four-vehicle collision that included a US Postal Service semi-truck that came to rest on the light rail line.

Four people were transported the hospital, 7NEWS photojournalist Justin Beach reported from the scene.


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