Driver injured after colliding with METRO light rail

The driver of the vehicle was trapped inside but rescue crews were able to cut the victim out.

December 21, 2010 8:29:01 AM PST
A METRO light rail train was involved in a crash late last night. It happened around 10:40pm at the intersection of Binz and Main Street in the Museum District. Police say the train was heading southbound on Main when the train T-boned a vehicle in the intersection.

METRO says that after reviewing the onboard video, it was determined that the train had a green light and the car ran a red light. The agency said the train driver was going between 20mph and 25mph and attempted to slow down, but it was too late.

The driver of the car was trapped inside after the collision, but rescue crews were able to cut the victim out after a few minutes. That 27-year-old driver was transported to ben Taub Hospital in critical condition.

There were no other injuries.


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