Car Hits Light-Rail Train in Phoenix -- Right Outside Our Door; Looks Like No Injuries
A man driving a Caddy side-swiped the eastbound light-rail train at Jefferson and 12th Streets a few minutes ago.
Image: Ray Stern
If you're waiting for the eastbound light-rail train right now, it may be a few more minutes. A guy in a Cadillac just side-swiped the train at 12th Street and Jefferson, just outside our door.
The collision happened about 15 minutes ago, interrupting us with the sound of a "thud" and then screeching tires. Fender-benders happen a couple of times a year at that intersection, so we didn't think anything of it until a New Times employee told us it involved the choo-choo, at which point we took a moment to check on the scene and snap a quick picture with the iPhone.
The old guy who appears to have been the Caddy's driver looked a bit stunned, but unhurt. Passengers on the train, meanwhile, stood patiently as they waited for the cops to take their report.
The train looked mostly unfazed but it'll probably will be taken off the system for a while; we're calling Metro now to find out if this means any serious delays.
UPDATE 11 a.m.: Hillary Foose, light-rail spokeswoman, confirms that no one was injured in the collision. Some passengers waiting for a train on the eastbound line experienced delays from 10 to 25 minutes, she says.
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