Thankfully, it appears there were no serious injuries resulting from todays accident involving an Oldsmobile and a light rail car. Unfortunately, this is probably the first of what will be many crashes concerning people and these light rail cars. Public awareness and safety campaigns from Metro can only do so much. The cars are very quiet and they do travel along some heavily populated and heavily traveled corridors. The Oldsmobile that was struck near 24th Street and Washington Street appears to have been at fault. Said a Metro spokesman, "Obviously, somebody here did not obey the traffic signal." He did stop short of calling it a stupid mistake. 🙂
We knew this first one would be all over the news. Hopefully, it will bring even more awareness to the situation and people will pay attention to the trains. Please, drive, walk and play safe!
Thanks to all of the people that called, emailed, text messaged and "tweeted" me today about the light rail accident! 🙂