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Public Safety News
Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County
News Release
Tuesday, October 04, 2011

METRO Investigating Morning Rail Accident

METRO Safety and Police Department officials are investigating a collision that occurred at Capitol and Main in Houston’s downtown area this morning.  Preliminary reports indicate a dump truck traveling west on Capitol ran a red light at Main Street colliding with a METRO light-rail train.  Fifteen persons, including the operators of the vehicles, were transported by Houston Fire Department with non-life threatening injuries to Ben Taub and St. Joseph Hospitals.  The train was derailed by the impact of the crash and the truck wedged on the patio of a restaurant.

Bus service (a bus bridge) is in place to assist passengers between the Downtown Transit Center (1900 Main) to UH-Downtown stations. This service will be in place until rail operations are restored for that area.





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