Another Houston driver takes on Danger Train, loses

In a rare bit of reporting on the topic, the Chron notes that a Danger Train crash took place earlier:

Three passengers on a MetroRail train were taken to a hospital this morning after the train collided with a car at a downtown intersection.

The accident occurred about 9:20 a.m. as the driver of the car attempted an illegal left turn at Main and Leeland, said Metro spoieswoman Raequel Roberts.

The passengers were taken to St. Joseph Medical Center with injuries that were deemed non-life-threatening, Roberts said.

The car was traveling on Leeland when it crossed the northbound train's path and was struck on the driver's side, Roberts said.

The driver, who was not injured, was cited by police for turning illegally, she said.

Northbound train service resumed about 10:50 a.m.

So, the Danger Train, METRO's "transit backbone," was out of service for an hour-and-a-half because at-grade light rail and bad Houston drivers continue to be a bad mix.

Imagine how well the coming at-grade rail lines in busy corridors like Richmond (which is how METRO and its sycophants translate "Westpark") will mix with Houston drivers!

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Posted by Kevin Whited @ 11/12/08 02:18 PM | Print |

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