According to RTD, dispatch first heard about the accident just after 6 a.m. at South Cherokee Street and West Bayaud Avenue.
The train operator felt something, and investigators found blood on the site.
At first, police thought it may have been an animal the train hit since they could not find a victim. However, an hour later, police were able to locate a man at the Mariposa light-rail operations facility.
According to police, the man had been trespassing on RTD property and was walking over the fly-over at First Avenue and Santa Fe Drive when he was struck by the passing train. He was taken to the hospital, but the injuries are not life threatening.
There was no light-rail service at the Alameda Station during the investigation. Buses were running passengers to and from the Alameda Station to the 10th and Osange Station and to the Interstate 25 and Broadway station.
The station was shut down for nearly two hours, but was back up and running just after 8 a.m.
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