Colorado cops pulled a 20-year-old woman over Friday and placed her in the back of a patrol car before a freight train slammed into the car, leaving the woman hospitalized with serious injuries.
The woman, Yareni Rios-Gonzalez, was suspected of threatening another driver with a gun when a Platteville police officer pulled her over, according to the Associated Press.
She stopped her truck just beyond a set of railroad tracks and the cop parked behind her on the tracks before stepping out and walking up to her truck. She was then placed in the backseat of the patrol car as the Platteville cop and two Fort Lupton police officers searched her truck.
That was when a freight train barreling down the tracks, slamming into the patrol car that had been left on the tracks.
Police have not said whether they even found a gun inside her truck.
Platteville Police Chief Carl Dwyer told local media that the cop whose car was struck has been placed on administrative leave but did not release his name or any other details.
The alleged road rage incident took place in Fort Lupton moments earlier after someone called 911, claiming a woman had been tailgating their vehicle and pulled out a gun, according to 9 News.
Fort Lupton police officers and Weld County sheriff’s deputies began searching for the truck when it was spotted by the Platteville police officer who pulled it over.
Not much information has been released on the incident despite multiple law enforcement agencies being involved in the investigation, including the Fort Lupton Police Department investigating the road rage report, the Colorado State Patrol investigating the crash and the Colorado Bureau of Investigation investigating the woman’s injury while she was in police custody.
Rios-Gonzalez, a married mother of one, is expected to survive.