Miraculously, the suspect is expected to survive.
According to a report from The New York Post, a Platteville police officer in Colorado pulled over Yareni Rios-Gonzalez, 20, earlier this month in connection with a road-rage incident and stopped his car on the tracks at US 85 and County Road 38 —a decision that turned out to be a near-fatal mistake.
From The New York Post:
The traffic stop was prompted by a driver who called 911 a few minutes earlier to report that Rios-Gonzalez allegedly tailgated them in her truck and pulled out a gun in Fort Lupton, according to 9NEWS.
Fort Lupton cops and Weld County sheriff’s deputies searched for the suspect, who was spotted by the Platteville officer in his jurisdiction, the news outlet reported.
Two Fort Lupton officers helped the Platteville cop conduct what they considered a high-risk traffic stop and place the woman in the back seat of the patrol car as they searched for a firearm.
The video footage released by cops shows that within a few seconds, a Union Pacific freight train is blaring its horns several times as it approaches the car — but the officers appear oblivious to the sounds, WBTV reported along with the chilling footage.
Rios-Gonzalez suffered serious injuries but is expected to survive. The police officer whose vehicle was struck has been placed on paid leave while the investigation runs its course.
Video above. More over at The New York Post:
Video shows train hitting cop car parked on tracks with suspect inside https://t.co/C0l4h9M85v pic.twitter.com/RU5EBBIfdI
— New York Post (@nypost) September 26, 2022