Parker Road reopens after 6-car accident

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AURORA, Colo. — Northbound Parker Road at Arapahoe Road reopened late Saturday evening after a six-vehicle accident.

The accident happened just before 5:30 p.m. at Parker Road and Fair Avenue.

The investigation revealed that several cars were stopped at a red light at the intersection when a red Lexus sedan was speeding northbound and slammed into the waiting cars.

The Lexus rear-ended a Chevrolet Malibu, which was pushed into a Nissan Xterra, which pushed into a Jeep Grand Cherokee.

The Lexus rolled onto its roof and continued sliding northbound.  It sideswiped a Nissan Versa and a Mazda CX-7 that was westbound through the intersection, police said. The Mazda had the green light.

The driver of the Lexus was transported to an area hospital with nonlife-threatening injuries.

The driver of the Malibu had to be extricated and was transported to a hospital with moderate but nonlife-threatening injuries.  None of the other drivers was injured.

Speed and drugs are factors in the accident, police said. It will take several days to determine exactly what happened and what charges might be filed against the driver of the Lexus.  None of the names of anyone involved in the accident was released.

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