Sacramento, CA- A collision between a light-rail train and a
SUV over the weekend resulted in the death of three people and injuries to
several others. This is the worst accident for the rail line in 25 years
according to system spokesman.
The accident took place Saturday at about 4pm when the
driver of a SUV came into the path of an oncoming train. Video footage shows
the driver of the SUV going around the crossing guardrail. Two adults and a 22
month-old child were killed; one additional passenger from the SUV is in the
hospital with serious injuries.
Police say there were cars on both sides of the crossing
waiting for the train to pass. This crossing is notorious for long wait times.
The impact caused the train to drag the SUV 30 feet down the tracks.
Several passengers on the train received minor injuries.
According to statistics from the Federal Rail Administration
there were 46 collisions involving trains and cars between 2000 and 2011
causing 9 deaths and 23 injuries.
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careless party. Anyone involved in an accident should contact an accident attorney immediately to begin
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