Woman alive after car crushed by light rail

Fire crews say she was in the only survivable part of the car.

DENVER - A very lucky woman escaped with only a minor injury even though her Toyota Prius was virtually unrecognizable after it was hit by a light rail train and pinned against a pole in Five Points Friday morning. 

Fire crews had to cut the woman out of the car after the crash, which happened near Park Avenue and Welton Street.

She escaped with only minor scrapes and bruises – and was talking to firefighters as they extricated her.

“By the grace of God,” Denver Fire Lt. Chris James said. “I mean, the lady was in the only survivable space in the vehicle, and as you can see, the rest of the car is totaled.”

A person aboard the light rail train also suffered minor injuries.

Investigators are working to learn what caused the collision and who is at fault.

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