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Police Find Victim Of Light Rail Accident From Trail Of Blood

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DENVER (CBS4) – Light rail trains were up and moving Tuesday morning a few hours after a accident involving a pedestrian.

The victim, a man, was found near 6th and Mariposa and taken to the hospital.

A light rail driver initially reported that the train might have hit someone or something at Bayaud and Cherokee. After that five different light rail lines were stalled while police searched for a victim.

“The train operator said, “Clearly I hit a pedestrian, I heard the impact, but when I got out to look around, couldn’t find the pedestrian; quite simply because he walked away,’ ” Sgt. Mike Farr with Denver police said.

Police said they followed a blood trail that started near the tracks and it led them to the area where the victim was.

The injuries to the man were described as being non-life threatening. He was alert and conscious when medical crews put him in an ambulance.

Police are checking into whether the man was trespassing when he was hit.

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