A police officer in Colorado has been placed on administrative leave following an incident in which a 20-year-old woman was seriously injured when a train hit a police vehicle that had been parked on tracks.

Police radio reviewed by local KUSA, indicated that someone had called 911 Friday night regarding a woman tailgating her and displaying a gun. Police officers in Fort Lupton and deputies from the Weld County Sheriff’s Office were looking for the suspect’s truck when an officer with the Platteville Police Department communicated that he found it and pulled over the vehicle.

What happened next has led to an investigation from the Colorado Bureau of Investigation, which told KUSA that the suspect had pulled over after crossing railroad tracks, and the officer stopped behind her, parking his police vehicle on the tracks themselves.

After Fort Lupton officers showed up and helped with the stop, the suspect wound up in the Platteville police vehicle on suspicion of felony menacing based on the 911 call. Cops searched her truck, and soon after, an officer stated via police radio that a train had hit the police car with the suspect in it.

Following the crash, the suspect was taken to a hospital with injuries that are reported to be serious.

A cop has been placed on leave following an incident in which suspect was injured when a train hit a police vehicle that had been parked on tracks.
A cop has been placed on leave following an incident in which suspect was injured when a train hit a police vehicle that had been parked on tracks.

The suspect was originally arrested for allegedly tailgating someone and displaying a gun.
The suspect was originally arrested for allegedly tailgating someone and displaying a gun.

Colorado Bureau of Investigations is looking into the injuries of the suspect who was in custody and the Fort Lupton Police is investigating the original call about the suspect.
Colorado Bureau of Investigations is looking into the injuries of the suspect who was in custody and the Fort Lupton Police is investigating the original call about the suspect.

Several law enforcement agencies are now examining different facets of the story. 

CBI is looking into the injuries of the suspect who was in custody, the Fort Lupton Police is investigating the original call about the suspect, and the Colorado State Patrol is handling a probe into the train crash but referred Fox News to CBI. Fox News reached out to CBI, the Platteville Police, and the Fort Lupton Police, but none of those immediately responded.



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