Ambulance

An ambulance responds to the scene of an emergency.

A man was hit by a Regional Transportation District light rail train Wednesday night, according to the Denver Police Department.

Officers were sent to the area of East 40th Avenue and North York Street around 6:30 p.m. after learning of the crash. When they arrived, they found the man who had been hit by the train, said Cassandra Ulrich, a spokeswoman for the Department.

The man, who has not been identified, was transported to a local hospital with serious injuries. Ulrich did not know if his injuries were considered life threatening as of 7:45 p.m.

Investigators learned through the initial investigation that the man crossed the tracks while the railway signals were active, Ulrich said.

An investigation into the incident is ongoing. 

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