09/21/2011 // WPB, FL, USA // Injury Lawyers News // Nicole Howley
Denver, CO — A Denver woman was crushed by an RTD Light Rail train, leaving her dead Tuesday afternoon, September 20, 2011. The fatal train accident took place near 24th and Welton around 1 p.m., as she was running along the slow-moving train, reported KDVR.
The Denver Office of the Medical Examiner identified the victim as 26-year-old Jessica Lubken of Denver.
According to reports, Lubken was running alongside the slow-moving train and “banging” on the train’s doors when she fell and slid under the train.
Responding emergency crews rushed her to an area hospital where she was pronounced dead.
According to an RTD spokesperson, the train’s conductors are not allowed to let passengers on or off the train anywhere other than designated train stops.
As KDVR reported, witness Ruthie Landrum said, “The conductor saw the woman and motioned for the woman to come around to the side of the train.” She believes the conductor motioned for the woman to get on board.
Other witnesses to the accident reported seeing the woman come around and become hooked on the train and was dragged under. It is believed the woman was dragged thirty feet before the train came to a stop.
Some witness stated that Lubken appeared to be intoxicated.
Investigations into the train accident are underway. The train’s conductor will undergo a routine drug screen.
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