Light Rail Collision Nets Bus Driver a Ticket for Running Red Light
Contrary to speculation in several media outlets, including ABC-15 News (KNXV) and the Arizona Republic, the driver of a bus that hit a light rail train yesterday did not have a green light, police said.
The Orbit bus driver received a citation today for running a red light at Lemon and Terrace streets in Tempe, writes Tempe police spokeswoman in a news release. That seems to jibe with an account by a student quoted in the Arizona State University Web Devil, who alleged the driver was making a call at the time of the accident.
That's bad news for the driver, but good news for motorists who wondered -- after reading media reports of this collision -- whether to trust green lights near the light rail trains.