A light rail train hit a car in Five Points, pinning it against a pole

The person who was inside the car was removed and us “doing well,” according to the Denver Fire Department.

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Firefighters had to cut a car in half Friday morning after it was struck by a light rail train and pinned against a pole in Five Points.

The person who was inside the car was removed and is “doing well,” according to the Denver Fire Department. One person aboard the D Line train was mildly injured.

The incident happened at Park Avenue and Welton Street.

The car had to be cut in half to be removed. A tow truck will have to remove the pieces before the train can move.

There is no D Line service northbound or southbound between 18th and Stout streets and 30th and Downing streets, and as of 10:30 a.m., there was no estimated time for reopening. RTD says bus shuttles will cover the gaps.

You can also expect minor delays on the F and H lines.

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