RTD bus runs red light, causes crash; 3 injured

Legal news for Colorado automobile accident attorneys. A RTD bus’ brakes apparently failed, leading to multiple vehicle crash.

Colorado automobile accident lawyers alert- An RTD bus crash injured three people.

Denver, CO—A multiple vehicle collision at the intersection of Florida Avenue and Sheridan Boulevard resulted after a Regional Transportation District (RTD) bus, ran a red traffic light. Three people were injured in the pile-up that occurred on Wednesday, January 20, 2010 around 2:08 p.m., as reported by the Denver Post.

According to the Lakewood Police Department, an eastbound RTD bus ran the red light at Florida Avenue, and struck a white Dodge Ram that was traveling southbound on Sheridan. The Dodge truck then hit a minivan that was in the northbound turn lane of Sheridan. The impact of the collision catapulted the RTD bus into the southbound lanes of Sheridan and hit a Toyota. Ambulances from Denver Health Medical Center and West Metro Fire responded to transport the injured to area hospitals for treatment. The drivers of the minivan and the Toyota, as well as a passenger in the Dodge were transported to area hospitals for treatment of their injuries. The reported injuries were described as non-life threatening. The RTD bus driver told investigators that the brakes on the bus failed, which caused him to run the light. Police officials are currently investigating the multiple vehicle crash.

Legal News Reporter: Nicole Howley-Legal news for Colorado automobile accident lawyers.