“RTD has agreed to pay a woman $60,000 after a light rail train crashed into her car and destroyed it, according to the woman’s lawyer.
RTD’s train conductor initially lied and blamed driver Tia Mills, a Denver7 Investigation showed. Video footage produced later showed the eye-popping collision at Park Avenue and Welton Street on June 30, 2017.
“It was one of those things where you’re like, ‘I can’t believe this is happening to me.’ Then I thought, ‘I’m dead,’” Mills told investigative reporter Jace Larson in February.
Weeks after surviving the crash, Mills was surprised to receive a traffic ticket in the mail saying she ran a red light.
“I was sure I entered on a yellow light. I had not run a red light,” Mills said.
She hired a lawyer, who sent a request to RTD for all of the agency’s video of the incident.
RTD rejected the request on Aug. 2, even though Denver Police Department records obtained by Denver7 Investigates show police concluded their investigation on July 22.
Mills managed to obtain video from a Denver police overhead security camera, called Halo, to prove the crash was the train driver’s fault in October.”
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Larson, Jace and Brittany Freeman. Denver 7 News 24 April 2018.