Police Leave Squad Car On Train Tracks With Assailant Still Inside

A Colorado woman was severely injured Friday night after police detained her inside a patrol car that was hit by a train.

At around 7:30 p.m., a Platteville, Colorado, police officer located a vehicle that was involved in a road rage incident. When the officer put his lights on behind the car, the 20-year-old driver pulled over just beyond some train tracks, and the officer stopped on the tracks.

Believing the woman may have a firearm, the officer received assistance from two other officers in conducting a high-risk traffic stop. The officer placed the woman in the patrol car, where a northbound train collided with the vehicle.

The woman sustained severe injuries and was taken to a hospital in Greeley for treatment. No one else was injured in the incident.

The officer has been placed on paid administrative leave, according to the Platteville police department.

The Fort Lupton Police Department and the Colorado State Patrol are investigating the road rage report and the train crash, respectively. The Colorado Bureau of Investigation is looking into the woman being injured while in police custody.

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