Second pedestrian killed by train in a week, this time in Denver

A second pedestrian was killed by a train in a week in a flash of violent attack Friday evening. Criminal homicide detectives were called to Copley Place and Sierra Street after bystanders arrived to…

Second pedestrian killed by train in a week, this time in Denver

A second pedestrian was killed by a train in a week in a flash of violent attack Friday evening.

Criminal homicide detectives were called to Copley Place and Sierra Street after bystanders arrived to find a man struck by a train as he crossed the intersection, according to police.

Early reports had the pedestrian taken to Swedish Medical Center, but the man died at the scene, according to Denver police spokeswoman Raquel Lopez.

The deadly incident came just hours after another driver was hit and killed by a train at Union Station.

That’s not including more than a dozen deaths over the course of the past year as thousands of pedestrians commute between the area’s numerous train tracks.

Pedestrian deaths and injuries spiked in 2017, as Metro Denver Transit District authorities announced just before New Year’s that the number of deaths has doubled from the previous year.

TCRT officials have told the media they hope to install fences at several locations around the stations and tracks, but the district has not responded to questions about how often the safety fencing will be in place.

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