Ten People Taken To Hospital After Light Rail Struck Motorist
by: Jack Williams and Shomial Ahmad, September 18, 2012 4:09:00 pm
Metro investigators say a woman motorist may have run a red light at Fannin and Cambridge and was struck by a northbound light rail train. The driver and nine passengers on the train were taken to area hospitals with minor injuries. This is Metro's Margaret O'Brien Molina.
"What we do have is a report that there was an ambulance in that area. So it could be that she tried to turn to somehow avoid or make room for the ambulance. We don't know, but there was a report that that might have been something that was involved in this."
It was the 24th light rail-involved accident so far this year. O'Brien Molina says investigators still aren't sure exactly what happened.
"Metro will look into the incident. We'll look over all of our video. We'll talk with operator of the light rail vehicle and then gather evidence from all of the other accounts from witnesses and determine what happened."
Northbound light rail traffic was shut down for about 40 minutes and southbound trains were able to use a single track until the accident was cleared.