Houston Light Rail Accident: Collision Injured 19 People
Houston Light Rail Accident Collision Injured 19 in Downtown Houston at Main and St. Joseph Parkway
A Houston light rail train collided with a metro bus in downtown Houston on Monday afternoon, March 15. A total of 19 people were injured but no one was hurt seriously. Six weeks ago on Feb 8, a light rail accident happened at the same location. The previous collision injured 9 people. Police and metro officials are investigating the collision from video recordings.
The Houston light rail collision happened at around 2:15 p.m. The northbound light rail train collided with the westbound bus on St. Joseph. The bus driver, light rail train operator, and 17 other passengers were injured the accident.
Metro officials are carefully investigating the incident to determine if there is systematic or design flaws at the intersection.
On February, the bus driver was determined at fault, although he insisted the light was green. However, a video showed the light being red.
"Obviously we’ll be pulling the tapes off the train and the bus to determine what went wrong and what happened," said Metro Spokeswoman Raequel Roberts. "And we’ll be looking at what other measures we can take _ to determine why we’ve had two accidents at this intersection.