Police in Colorado released body cam footage showing the moment a train collided with a police patrol vehicle parked on railroad tracks. A suspect was detained in the vehicle at the time of the collision.
In the video, provided by FOX 31 Denver, two officers are seen detaining the driver of the vehicle believed to be involved in a road rage incident and placing her inside the patrol vehicle that was parked on the railroad tracks.
Moments later, a train can be heard and the two officers near the patrol vehicle can be seen fleeing the area.
The train then collides with the patrol car, heavily damaging it and severely injuring the woman who was handcuffed inside.
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The incident took place the night of Sept. 16, when law enforcement officers were in pursuit of a suspect believed to be in a road rage incident involving a firearm in Fort Lupton.
Deputies from the Weld County Sheriff’s Office were initially looking for the suspect’s truck when a Platteville Police Department officer found it and pulled over the driver, 20-year-old Yareni Rios-Gonzalez of Greeley.
Rios-Gonzalez pulled over just past a set of railroad tracks and the Platteville police officer stopped directly behind her, parking on the tracks themselves.
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Fort Lupton officers then showed up to assist in the arrest and Rios-Gonzalez was placed in the Platteville Police vehicle on suspicion of felony menacing, FOX 31 reported.
She reportedly suffered nine broken ribs among other injuries to her hip and legs, according to FOX 31.
Platteville Police Chief Carl Dwyer told Fox News that the officer involved was placed on paid administrative leave pending the investigation
Fox News’ Ronn Blitzer contributed to this report.